Paramedic school

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Jgernns
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Paramedic school
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2013-03-24 13:51:16
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Thoracic Abdominal trauma
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Thoracic injuries
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  1. Signs and Symptoms of pnemonthorax
    trauma to the chest

    Chest pain inspiration

    Hyperinflation of the chest

    Diminished breath sounds on affected side
  2. Signs and Symptoms of Open Pneumothorax
    Penetrating chest trauma- Wounds approximates 2/3 of the tracheal diameter

    Sucking chest wound

    Frothy blood at wound site

    dyspnea

    Hypovolemia
  3. Tension pnenmothorax
    Buildup of air under pressure within the thorax.

    Resulting compression of the lung severly reduces the effictivness of the respirations

    Can Be open or closed.
  4. Hemothorax
    Blood in the pleural space

    Each lung can hold 2000-3000 CC of blood
  5. Hemoptysis
    Coughing up blood that originates in the respiratory tract
  6. signs and symptoms of Pulmonary contusion
    Blunt or penetrating chest trauma

    Increasing dyspena

    Hypoxia

    Increasing crackles Diminishing breath sounds

    Hemoptysis

    S/S of shock
  7. Pericardial tamponade
    Blood or other fluid fills the paricardial sac.

    Reducing cardiac filling.

    S/S Becks traid
  8. Becks Traid
    Hypotension

    Increased central venous pressure (distended Neck/arm veins in presence of decreased arterial BP

    Decreased heart sounds
  9. Signs and Symptoms of Cardiac contusion
    Blunt injury to chest

    Brusing of chest wall

    Rapid heart rate- may be irregular

    Severe nagging pain not relieved by with rest but may be relieved by oxygen
  10. Solid abdominal oragans
    Liver

    Spleen

    Kidneys

    Pancreas
  11. Hollow abdminal organs
    Stomach

    Intestines

    bladder

    Colon

    Bladder
  12.                     Abdominal A&P
                     Three specific spaces
    Peritoneal- Organs covered by abdominal lining

    Retroperitneal space- Organs posterior to the peritoneal lining

    Pelvic space- Organs contained within pelvis
  13. Lethal 6 thoracic trauma
    Airway obstruction

    Tension Pneumothorax

    Cardiac tamponade

    Massive Hemothorax

    Open pneumothorax Flail chest

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