Test your knowledge on pre-hospital trauma management

Read the emergency medicine article on pre-hospital trauma care then answer these three questions to check your understanding. You may want to document your answers and any learning points to save in your CPD folder along with the article.

Read our clinical feature on pre-hospital trauma care

Question 1
Question: What is the most common cause of preventable post-traumatic death?

Answer: Improper airway management

Question 2
Question: What manoeuvre should be used to open the airway in a trauma patient?
Answer: Jaw thrust method
Question 3
Question: What does the D in the mnemonic ABCDEs of the primary survey represent?
Answer: Disability: brief neurological examination


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