Signs and symptoms of peritonitis
Nauseous and vomiting
Abdominal injuries signs and symptoms
Firmness on palpation of the abdomen
Decreased blood pressure
Pale, cool, moist skin
What do the organs hang on?
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
If your seat belt lies to high what happens?
Squeezes the abdominal organs or great vessels against the spine (lumbar area)
Internal organs or fat protruding through a abdominal wound?
How do you control a male genitalia bleed?
How do you transport a pt with supine hypotension syndrome?
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