1. Signs and symptoms of peritonitis
    • Abdominal pain
    • Tenderness
    • Muscular spasm
    • Nauseous and vomiting
    • Distention
  2. Abdominal injuries signs and symptoms
    • Firmness on palpation of the abdomen
    • Decreased blood pressure
    • Tachycardia
    • Abdominal tenderness
    • Pale, cool, moist skin
  3. What do the organs hang on?
  4. Care for a pt with abdomimal injury
    • 1. Log roll onto a back board
    • 2. Protect the airway
    • 3. Monitor vital signs
    • 4. Administer oxygen
    • 5. Treat for shock
    • 6. Prompt transport
  5. If your seat belt lies to high what happens?
    Squeezes the abdominal organs or great vessels against the spine (lumbar area)
  6. Internal organs or fat protruding through a abdominal wound?
    Abdominal evisceration
  7. How do you control a male genitalia bleed?
    Direct pressure
  8. How do you transport a pt with supine hypotension syndrome?
    left side
  9. Care for a pt with a penetrating injury
    • Check the back and sides for an exit
    • Apply a dry, sterile dressing to all open wounds
    • If the object is still in place apply a stabilizing bandage
Card Set
Quiz 28