An acute accumulation of blood between the dura and the inner surface of the
skull. (para 5-6e(1))
An acute subdural hematoma is venous bleeding located between the dura and
the brain. (para 5-6e(2))
Language function (verbal response).
Movement (motor response). (para 5-9a)
Pupils fixed and pinpoint.
Drooping upper eyelid when eyes are open.
One pupil dilated and fixed.
Both pupils dilated and fixed. (paras 5-7f(3)(b)1. through 4.)
Spinal cord. (para 5-7)
-- Verbal response.
-- Response to pain.
-- Unresponsive. (paras 5-8a through d)
Paralysis is loss of movement.
Paresis is weakness or incomplete loss of muscular power. (para 5-12, NOTE)
FALSE. Absence of signs/symptoms of spinal cord injury only mean the patient's
spinal cord is in tact so far. The patient may have an injury to the spinal cord, an
injury which is difficult to detect. (para 5-13)
You are correct if you listed any three of the following:
Cutting of the spinal cord, complete or incomplete.
Pinching of the spinal cord.
Stretching of the spinal cord.
Compression fractures of vertebrae in the spinal cord.
Displacement of vertebrae, small or complete.
Bruise of the spinal cord.
Overstretching and other damage to ligaments and muscles
involved in the spinal cord. (paras 5-13a(1) through (7))