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9-1-1 Scenario: Fall

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1:  What was the mechanism of injury?
A: A fall of approximately 12 feet
B: A fall from a standing position
C: A slip on the wet concrete
D: None of the above

2:  What part of the body can be involved with this MOI?
A: Extremities
B: Back and neck
C: Head and face
D: Any part of the body including the above mentioned areas

3:  When taking the patient's history concerning any fall, what is an important component of that history?
A: Why did the patient fall?
B: Did other people fall?
C: Has the patient fallen before?
D: Is the patient clumsy and falling is part of his/her daily routine?

4:  What are the kinematics involved with a long fall onto a person's feet?
A: The transfer of forces to the skull
B: The transfer of forces to the long bones of the legs to the hips and back
C: The twisting motion of the hands
D: The biting of the tongue due to the sudden closure of the jaw

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