SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES, LESSON 6
Stabbings to the abdomen.
You are correct if you listed any three of the following:
Determine if the casualty has pain, is nauseated, or is vomiting.
Check the casualty for wounds, bruises, old scars, and abrasions.
Listen to each quadrant of the abdomen with a stethoscope.
Palpate the abdomen making sure you carefully palpate the area of pain last.
You are correct if you listed any four of the following:
Localized or generalized pain.
Blood in emesis.
Abdomen rigid when palpated.
Pain caused by light pressure.
Signs of shock when there is no apparent hemorrhage.
Pain referred up either shoulder.
Escape of fluid of urine or blood under the skin.
Jaundice; unusual masses.
Lack of bowel sounds. (para 6-3b)
High velocity missiles can cause extensive internal damage.
Bullets can tumble around organs and bounce off bones. (para 6-3c)
Penetrating wounds= wounds in which the skin is penetrated or broken.
Nonpenetrating blunt wounds = wounds in which the skin is not penetrated or
broken. (para 6-4)