2009 4th quarter CE packet

Pediatric head trauma

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1) Skull Fractures are relatively common in children:
True
False
2) Diffuse brain injury is usually produced by acceleration or deceleration forces:
True
False
3) What are common signs for a basilar skull fracture?
Battle Scars & War Wounds
Battle Signs & Raccoon Eyes
Unconsciousness & Delirium
Unable to sit still
4) Subarachnoid hemorrhage arises from an injury to the middle meningeal artery:
True
False
5) Linear skull fractures are the result of a significant force and frequently are associated with underlying cerebral injury by lacerating the underlying dura or penetrating the brain tissue:
True
False
6) Deceleration is the MOI responsible for most TBI's:
True
False
7) Cervical spine injury must always be suspected for children with head injuries:
True
False
8) The primary survey of a child with a TBI should consist of:
SAMPLE and Vitals
OPQSRT
Identify and treat Airway compromise, reduced airway mechanics, and treat for shock
Fully exposed physical exam and neurological assessment
9) Cushing's Triad is:
Hypertension, Bradycardia, and slow irregular respirations
Tachycardia, Hypotension, and fast regular respirations
Hypertension, Unresponsive, and Unable to formulate words
Paralysis, Hypoglycemic, and Shock
10) On scene times generally should be no longer than ______ minutes:
20
10
15
30