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9-1-1 Scenario: Trauma

Listen to the audio clip and then test yourself by answering the following questions.

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1:  Does this scene sound as if it is a safe scene to enter?
A: Yes
B: No

2:  Does this 9-1-1 call sound as if it is an emergency?
A: Yes
B: No

3:  The mechanism of injury (MOI) is a load of bricks fell onto the victim's head. What treatment priorities do you utilize for this patient?
A: Suspect cervical-spine, but not back injury.
B: Immobilize the head and cervical-spine only.
C: Apply full cervical-spine and spinal precautions.
D: Wait for him to vomit to confirm that he has a head injury.

4:  Is this patient in acute respiratory distress?
A: Yes
B: No

5:  What components of the signs, symptoms, and medical history that the reporting party described indicate acute respiratory distress?
A: Inability to speak, eyes rolling back
B: Cold, clammy, blue skin
C: History of asthma
D: All of the above

6:  What information is needed to have an understanding of the MOI?
A: Approximately how many bricks hit the patient on the head?
B: How far did the bricks fall from prior to striking the victim on the head?
C: Was the patient wearing a helmet?
D: All of the above

7:  Do you believe that this patient will continue to compensate by gasping?
A: Yes
B: No

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