What Do You Know About Thoracic Trauma? Trivia Quiz

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What Do You Know About Thoracic Trauma? Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Thoracic Trauma is the second leading cause of trauma deaths after head injury.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Thoracic Trauma causes of about 10-20% of all trauma deaths.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Many deaths due to thoracic trauma are preventable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Prevention Strategies are
    • A. 

      Gun Safety Education

    • B. 

      Sports Training & Protective Equipment

    • C. 

      Seat Belt & Air Bag Use

    • D. 

      All the Above

  • 5. 
    Two types of blunt injury are_________________ and ____________________.
  • 6. 
    Which are anatomical injuries of Thoracic Trauma?
    • A. 

      Cardiovascular, Thoracic Cage (Skeletal)

    • B. 

      Pleural and Pulmonary

    • C. 

      Mediastinal, Diaphragmatic

    • D. 

      Esophageal, Penetrating Cardiac

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Which are impairments to cardiac output?
    • A. 

      Blood loss vascular disruption

    • B. 

      Increased intrapleural pressures

    • C. 

      Blood in pericardial sac

    • D. 

      Myocardial valve damage

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Which are impairments in ventilatory efficiency?
    • A. 

      Chest excursion compromise

    • B. 

      Bleeding in pleural space

    • C. 

      Ineffective diaphragm contraction

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 9. 
    Which are examples of chest excursion compromise?
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Air in pleural space

    • C. 

      Asymmetrical movement

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Which are impairments in gas exchange?
    • A. 

      Atelectasis

    • B. 

      Pulmonary contusion

    • C. 

      Respiratory tract disruption

    • D. 

      All the Above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Initial exam should be directed toward life threatening injuries such as:
    • A. 

      Open pneumothorax

    • B. 

      Flail chest

    • C. 

      Tension pneumothorax

    • D. 

      Massive hemothorax

    • E. 

      Cardiac tamponade

  • 12. 
    Thoracic Trauma can alter a patient's mental status.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Thoracic Trauma can affect BP (narrow PP, hyper- or hypotension, pulsus paradoxus).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Thoracic Trauma has little affect on ventilatory rate & effort (tachy- or bradypnea, labored, retractions).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Thoracic Trauma has no relationship with the skin (diaphoresis, pallor, cyanosis, open injury, ecchymosis).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Fractures of the 10th to 12th ribs can cause damage to which underlying abdominal solid organs?
    • A. 

      Liver

    • B. 

      Spleen

    • C. 

      Kidneys

    • D. 

      Stomach

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 17. 
    Sternal Fractures are uncommon, 5-8% in blunt chest trauma.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Sternal Fractures are caused by large traumatic force.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Sternal Fractures are caused by a direct blow to front of chest by deceleration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Any patient with significant blunt or penetrating trauma to chest has heart/great vessel injury until proven otherwise.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Myocardial Contusion may present with ECG Changes such as:
    • A. 

      Persistent tachycardia

    • B. 

      ST elevation, T wave inversion

    • C. 

      RBBB

    • D. 

      Atrial flutter, Atrial fibrillation

    • E. 

      PVCs, PACs

  • 22. 
    Beck’s Triad consists of:
    • A. 

      Resistant hypotension

    • B. 

      Increased central venous pressure (distended neck/arm veins in presence of decreased arterial BP)

    • C. 

      Small quiet heart (decreased heart sounds)

  • 23. 
    Pulsus paradoxicus is
    • A. 

      Radial pulse becomes weak or disappears when patient inhales

    • B. 

      Increased intrathoracic pressure on inhalation causes blood to be trapped in lungs temporarily

    • C. 

      Increased pain after receiving an IV

  • 24. 
    Traumatic Aortic Dissection/Rupture can be caused by:
    • A. 

      Motor Vehicle Collisions

    • B. 

      Falls from heights

    • C. 

      Crushing chest trauma

    • D. 

      Animal Kicks

    • E. 

      Blunt chest trauma

  • 25. 
    Elderly patients tolerate relatively minor chest injuries.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Children may sustain significant intrathoracic injury w/o evidence of thoracic skeletal trauma.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False