what mechanism of a blast injury is most easily overlooked?
primary blast injuries
What must you remember when caring for an occupant inside a motor vehicle equipped with an air bag that did not deploy upon impact?
that the airbag can still deploy causing harm to the patient or yourself
what factors should be considered when assessing a patient who has fallen?
height of fall, type of surface struck, part of the body that hit first followed by a path of energy displacement
force acting over a distance defines the concept of _____.
what are the two MOST common mechanisms of injury for blunt trauma?
motor vehicle collisons and falls
a 40 year old unrestrained female impacted the steering wheel of her vehicle with her chest when she hit a tree while traveling at 45 mph. She is conscious and alert but is experiencing significant chest pain and shortness of breath. what injuries should you hold a high index of suspicion?
the force in which the internal bodies organs hit the internal structures