1. Define and explain the significance of the terms below:

1. Define and explain the
significance of the terms below: 5 points
a.
Triage: define
what triage is
i.
ESI
(Emergency Severity Index) – 5 categories with examples
o
Level
1
o
Level
2
o
Level
3
o
Level
4
o
Level
5
b.
Clinical Algorithm
c. Mechanism of Injury
d. The various trauma level designations for
Hospitals
2. Identify
and discuss 3 risk factors that predispose the elderly to trauma.
Discuss
why trauma in the elderly is associated with a higher mortality rate. 2
points
3.
Describe the purpose of, and
the assessment steps to the primary assessment. 2 points
4. Discuss the purpose for the secondary assessment and what is
included with this procedure. 2
points
5. Discuss blunt vs. penetrating trauma and the resulting injuries
to the body. 2
points
6. Discuss the priorities of each phase of trauma care
(Prehospital, Emergency Department, Critical Care). 3
points
7.
List and describe the
rationale for 5 common diagnostic
studies used in trauma 2
points
8. Define
EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act) and discuss its importance. 1
point

1. Define and explain the significance of the terms below:
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