EXERCISES, LESSON 5
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 space provided.
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 treating a casualty who was injured in an explosion. The casualty is
unconscious and unresponsive. He has a bruise behind one ear and a slightly
bloody fluid is leaking from that ear. There is a depressed area on that side of
the casualty's head, but the skin is not broken and the injury is not bleeding. His
pulse rate and respiratory rate are slow. You should suspect the casualty has:
a. A possible spinal injury.
b. A closed head injury.
An open head wound.
d. A closed head injury with possible spinal injury.
A casualty has an open head wound on his forehead just above his left eye. He
is conscious and does not appear to have any other significant injury. After you
dress his wound, he states that he feels like he may throw up. How should you
position the casualty?
a. Have the casualty lie on his chest.
b. Have the casualty lie on his right side.
Have the casualty lie on his left side.
d. Have the casualty lie on his back with his feet elevated.