EXERCISES, LESSON 8
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.
A casualty has a piece of wood impaled in his thigh. When dressing and
bandaging the wound, you
wrap the bandages around the impaled
object to help stabilize the object.
b. Should not.
Unbroken skin and mucous membranes are the body's first line defense
Identify the medical term used to describe each of the following injuries to the
a. Skin is cut
b. Skin is completely torn away from the body ________________________
Skin is scraped
A casualty has suffered large, soft tissue injuries to his leg and is in pain. There
are no fractures present. Should you apply a splint to his leg before you
evacuate the casualty on a litter?
a. No, the splint will add unnecessary weight.
b. Yes, immobilizing the leg will help to reduce pain.
You are dressing a puncture wound on the casualty's leg. The wound has an
impaled object. When should you check the circulation distal to the injury?
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