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Question 1#Print Question

Cricothyroidotomy:

A. Should not be performed in children younger than 12 years
B. Should only be performed in patients who are not good candidates for a tracheostomy
C. Requires the use of an endotracheal tube smaller than 4 mm in diameter
D. Is preferable to the use of percutaneous trans-tracheal ventilation


Question 2#Print Question

Which of the following is NOT a sign of tension pneumothorax?

A. Tracheal deviation
B. Decreased breath sounds
C. Respiratory distress with hypertension
D. Distended neck veins


Question 3#Print Question

Which of the following is a cause of cardiogenic shock in a trauma patient?

A. Hemothorax
B. Penetrating injury to the aorta
C. Air embolism
D. Iatrogenic increased afterload due to pressors


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A trauma patient arrives following a stab wound to the left chest with systolic blood pressure (SBP) 85 mm Hg, which improves slightly with intravenous (IV) fluid resuscitation. Chest X-ray demonstrates clear lung fields. What is the most appropriate next step?

A. Computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest
B. Pelvic X-ray
C. Focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST) examination
D. Tube thoracostomy of the left chest


Question 5#Print Question

Primary repair of the trachea should be carried out with:

A. Wire suture
B. Absorbable monofilament suture
C. Nonabsorbable monofilament suture
D. Absorbable braided suture




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