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Prep Kit Ready for Review Musculoskeletal injuries are caused by three types of mechanism of injury: direct force, indirect force, and twisting force. A fracture is a broken bone. Fractures can be closed (the bone is broken but there is no break in the skin) or open (the bone is broken and the overlying skin is lacerated). A dislocation is a disruption that tears the supporting ligaments of the joint. A sprain is a joint injury caused by excessive stretching of the supporting ligaments. The three steps in examining a patient with a limb injury include: General assessment of the patient Examination of the injured part Evaluation of the circulation, sensation, and movement in the injured limb Regardless of their extent or severity, treat all limb injuries the same way in the field. For all open extremity wounds, first cover the entire wound with a dry, sterile dressing. Then apply firm but gentle pressure to control bleeding, if necessary. Then splint the injured limb. The three basic types of splints are rigid, soft, and traction.

It takes two people to splint most limb injuries adequately: one to stabilize and support the extremity and one to apply the splint. Severe head and spinal cord injuries can result from many different kinds of trauma. These injuries are common causes of death and can lead to irreversible paralysis and permanent brain damage. Injuries of the head are classified as open or closed. In a closed head injury, bleeding and swelling within the skull may increase pressure on the brain, leading to irreversible brain damage. An open injury of the head usually bleeds profusely. When a sign or symptom of a head injury is present, immobilize the head and stabilize the patient’s neck; maintain an open airway; support breathing; monitor circulation; check to see if cerebrospinal fluid or blood is seeping; control bleeding with dry, sterile dressings; treat other serious injuries; and arrange for prompt transport. Airway obstruction is the primary danger in severe facial injuries.

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