EXERCISES, LESSON 4
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the following exercises by marking the lettered response that
best answers the question or best completes the sentence or by writing the answer in the
After you have answered all of the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at
the end of the lesson and check your answers. For each exercise answered incorrectly,
reread the lesson material referenced with the solution.
You are monitoring a casualty with an acute abdomen. How should the casualty
a. Flat on his back.
b. On his back with his knees flexed.
On his back with his feet elevated higher than the level of his heart.
d. On his side with the uninjured side down.
If you find that the casualty has two abdominal wounds (entry and exit wounds),
which wound should you treat first?
a. The entry wound.
b. The exit wound.
The more serious wound.
A casualty has a small open abdominal wound. Which of the following is correct?
a. You should begin treating the casualty for shock; then dress the open wound.
b. You should dress the open wound; then treat for shock if signs and symptoms
of shock develop.
You should dress the open wound and ignore any signs and symptoms of