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Multiple Choice Question 1 of 6
Which is not an indicator of ongoing haemorrhage?CorrectIncorrect
Multiple Choice Question 2 of 6
Chest radiograph cannot help diagnose …CorrectIncorrect
Multiple Choice Question 3 of 6
Which of the following approaches is not recognised in the acute management of thoracic injury?CorrectIncorrect
Multiple Choice Question 4 of 6
Which of the following is not a recognised therapeutic modality in trauma?CorrectIncorrect
Multiple Choice Question 5 of 6
Which one of the following is not a component of damage control resuscitation?CorrectIncorrect
Multiple Choice Question 6 of 6
A 26-year-old man is admitted following a car crash. His airway is intact, his breath sounds are equal and his blood pressure is 72/40 mmHg. His pulse is 138 beats per minute (bpm). He responds to commands. He has severe tenderness in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen, with overlying skin bruising. Pelvic examination is normal. He has no limb fractures. Chest radiograph is normal. His parameters do not improve after 2000 mL of blood resuscitation. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in the management?CorrectIncorrect
In view of the complexities of managing trauma, world accepted guidelines and algorithms have been developed, based on best available evidence, that will provide guidance to those faced with managing major physical trauma, but sometimes with limited experience of management of the injury sustained.
https://www.wsacs.org/foam-resources/ (requires a login, but membership is free)
Free membership and resources from an international society.
Free membership and resources from an international society focusing on all aspects of emergency surgery.
Free membership and resources from an international society focusing on haemorrhage control.
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma: Practice Management Guidelines.
World Society of Emergency Surgery.
Western Trauma Association.
Educational resource providing current guidelines and a grading system for solid organ injury.
Extensive practice management guidelines and educational resources related to the field of trauma.