EMT-Chapter 35-Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma

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EMT-Chapter 35-Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma
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  1. Peritoneum
    • Abdominal cavity lining
    • Visceral¬†Peritoneum: innermost lining
    • Parietal¬†Peritoneum: outermost lining
  2. Peritoneal Space
    The anterior abdominal cavity that houses the majority of the abdominal organs
  3. Retroperitoneal Cavity
    The space located behind the peritoneal cavity
  4. Hollow organs in the abdominal cavity
    • Stomach
    • Gallbladder
    • Urinary Bladder
    • Ureters
    • Internal urethra
    • Fallopian tubes
    • Small/large intestine
  5. Peritonititis
    Irritation and inflammation of the abdominal lining
  6. Solid Organs
    • Liver
    • Spleen
    • Pancreas
    • Kidneys
  7. Vascular Structures
    • Abdominal aorta
    • Inferior vena cava
  8. Kehr Sign
    Severe shoulder pain referred from a hemorrhaging injury within the abdominal cavity
  9. Abdominal Evisceration
    Abdominal organ protrusion through an open wound
  10. General Emergency Medical Care
    • 1. Maintain an open airway and appropriate spinal protection¬†
    • 2. Continue O2 therapy
    • 3. Reassess breathing status
    • 4. Treat for hemorrhagic shock
    • 5. Control any external bleeding
    • 6. Position the pt-flex up the legs unless lowere extremity injury
    • 7. Stabilize an impaled object
    • 8. Rapid transport
  11. Emergency Medical Care-Abdominal Evisceration
    • 1. Expose the wound
    • 2. Position the patient
    • 3. Prepare a clean sterile dressing
    • 4. Cover the moist dressing with an occlusive dressing
    • 5. Administer high flow O2

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