EDIC Blunt Abdominal Trauma

EDIC – Blunt Abdominal Trauma

K1. In the diagnosis of an abdominal haemorrhage in patients with blunt abdominal trauma, which of the following statements is/are CORRECT?: a) Will be performed in theatre if the patient remains unstable: TRUE/FALSE. b) CT abdomen is the elective test if patient unstable: TRUE/FALSE. c) Focused assessment sonography in trauma (FAST) is the elective test if patient unstable: TRUE/FALSE. d) Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage (DPL) is the elective test if patient stable: TRUE/FALSE....

EDIC Thoracic Trauma

EDIC Thoracic Trauma

Type A. An 18 year - old man is brought to the Emergency Department (ED) by his gang with a shotgun wound to the right shoulder. He is hypotensive (78/42 mmHg), tachycardic (110 bpm) and tachypnoeic (35 bpm). After resuscitation with 2000 ml of crystalloids, his blood pressure rises to 110/82 mmHg and heart rate reduces to 102 bpm. On examination the right hemithorax shows decreased sounds and a closed tube thoracostomy is performed draining a small amount of blood but no air leak. Which would be the next most appropriate step in the management?: a) Perform a transthoracic...

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Methamphetamine Intoxication EDIC exam.

Methamphetamine Intoxication

Type A. A 19 year-old woman is brought by ambulance to A&E due to low level of consciousness. Her friends related that she had a dose of 3,4 - methylenedioxymethamphetamine ('ectasy'). Which of the following features would you NOT expect to find?: A) Intracranial haemorrhage. B) Hypothermia. C) Hypertension. D) Hyponatraemia. E) Acute kidney injury....

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