Mechanism Of Injury, Trauma And Triage

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  • 1. 
    After recognizing trauma, the initial goal is:
    • A. 

      Registration

    • B. 

      Stabilization

    • C. 

      Transfer

    • D. 

      Admission

  • 2. 
    Trauma patients are only cared for at ACS Verified trauma centers
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Based on Oakland Conty EMS protocols, which of thes patients will NOT be transported to our facility - or any other non-verified trauma centers (based soley on Mechanism of Injury):
    • A. 

      Patient that fell 10 feet from a ladder

    • B. 

      Patient involved in side impact MVC

    • C. 

      Patient with c/o inability to move legs after diving into pool

    • D. 

      Patient with obvious fracture of left femur

  • 4. 
    Assign acuity: 75 year old male presents to ED after falling down "head over heels" approximately 15 stairs while carrying a television.  Only complaint is left shoulder pain, denies LOC.  BP 110/60  RR 20  HR 90.  On further exam there is abrasion noted to knee and hip with hematoma to right flank .
    • A. 

      ESI Priority 1, prepare for transport

    • B. 

      ESI Priority 2, requires priority provider assessment

    • C. 

      ESI Priority 3, always a safe choice

    • D. 

      ESI Priority 4 (Fast Track), the patient only c/o shoulder pain

  • 5. 
    Choose the best treatment opiton: 86 year old female brought into ED after being struck in parking lot by very slow moving vehicle.  Patient speaks no English, c/o  pain to bilat hips.  BP 105/60 HR 110 RR 28, patient appears very anxious.  Upon exam, the patient yells out in pain when her pelvis is palpated and the bones feel "loose"
    • A. 

      Ask another team member to assess the pelvis

    • B. 

      Do nothing yet, the doctor will see her soon.

    • C. 

      Wait for an x-ray and radiologist report. If broken, stabilize the pelvis

    • D. 

      Utilize a sheet to wrap/stabilize the pelvis

  • 6. 
    Mechanism of Injury should only be considered when triaging patients that are unconscious or provide unreliable history.  If a patient is A & O x3, they are able to relay all injuries.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Rolling patients to inspect their back is necessary in ALL trauma patients
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Mortbitity and mortality rates for geriatric patients suffering low-energy trauma (LET) are not as high as geriatric patients suffering high-energy trauma (HET)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    You answer the radio and EMS state they are transporting a 45 year old male  to our facility who has suffered grease burns to his bilateral upper arms.  He is in extreme pain and EMS is estimating the burn area to be 18% based on Rule of Nines.  Your next response should be to:
    • A. 

      Re-route the patient; we are not a trauma center

    • B. 

      Notify the ED physician so he can re-route the patient; we are not a trauma center

    • C. 

      Notify EMS that based on protocol, we are not the appropriate center for a burn patient even if they are only "3 minutes away"

    • D. 

      Notify the physician and trauma RN to prepare room 11 for the patient

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