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what is essential for achieving diagnostic outcome images under trauma or mobile circumstances
traumatic injuries are caused by what
trauma is the leading cause of deaths among all age groups under the age of ____
- external force or violence
should we ever move the patients head when doing a crosstable lateral
can we move patients with splints if not ordered by a physician
for long bone radiography we must always include what
joints nearest to the trauma and joint farthest from trauma if possible
what are the two types of head injuries
- Open: the skull or meninges are vulnerable to damage and infection because its protective casing has been broken.
- Closed: The brain tissue swells resulting in pressure and may cause brain damage.
what is a basal skul lfracture
fractures at the base of the skull
where do most spinal cord injuries occur
cervical or lumbar areas
why are portable chest xrays ordered
- Pathology findings
- To view the bony thorax, lung field, cardiac silhouette, or soft tissue
- Air and fluid levels
- Tube or line placement
what are the leading cause of death after a motor vehicle accident
fractures of pelvic bones
Describe the open and closed fracture
- Open: Visible wound that extends between the fracture and the skin surface, making the fracture clearly visible.
- Closed: May not be obvious to the eye. There is often swelling and some deformity around the injury.
if you needed to move a splinted limb how would you move the joint
hold the limb carefully above and below the fracture