Rib and sternum damage, flail chest, and cardiac contusion are examples of
_________________________ chest injuries.
A penetrating chest injury may be a hole in the thoracic cavity that allows
Follow these general principles of treatment for chest trauma:
a. Keep the pleural space _________________by suctioning, if necessary.
b. Give oxygen to maintain proper level of oxygen in the body and to
c. Estimate the amount of hemorrhage the casualty has, and
d. Suction to keep the bronchial tree clear of retained blood,
_______________________________, and bronchial secretions.
______________________ is a chest injury in which the pressure in the
pleural cavity is greater than the atmospheric pressure.
A casualty with a chest injury is experiencing paradoxical respirations (the chest
expands when he exhales and the chest contracts when he inhales). The name
of the chest injury is probably _________________________________.