Flail Chest: Paradoxical Breathing. Monitor vital signs for shock, administer pain meds at reg intervals, encourage client to turn, cough & deep breathe, monitor ABGs

Flail Chest: Paradoxical Breathing. Monitor vital signs for shock, administer pain meds at reg intervals, encourage client to turn, cough & deep breathe, monitor ABGs

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flail chest injury - Yahoo Image Search Results

flail chest injury - Yahoo Image Search Results

You are treating a 15-year-old male patient involved in a ATV rollover. He is agitated and apprehensive. He is increasingly becoming cyanotic, and breath sounds are rapidly diminishing over his left lung. He is exhibiting signs and symptoms of shock. You should suspect: A) Tension pneumothorax B) Flail chest C) Cardiac tamponade D) Asthma Attack  http://MedicTests.com

You are treating a 15-year-old male patient involved in a ATV rollover. He is agitated and apprehensive. He is increasingly becoming cyanotic, and breath sounds are rapidly diminishing over his left lung. He is exhibiting signs and symptoms of shock. You should suspect: A) Tension pneumothorax B) Flail chest C) Cardiac tamponade D) Asthma Attack http://MedicTests.com

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post-it-note-medicine:  ATOMIC - an acronym for remembering the six causes of breathing problems that should be noted on the primary survey in a trauma patient. A. airway obstructionT. tension pneumothoraxO. open pneumothoraxM. massive haemothoraxI. intercostal disruption - i.e. flail chest where a set of ribs have detached and are floating free in the chest. An indicator of severe chest trauma. C. cardiac tamponade The fluffy things in the collapsed lung are clouds. It’s meant to signify…

post-it-note-medicine: ATOMIC - an acronym for remembering the six causes of breathing problems that should be noted on the primary survey in a trauma patient. A. airway obstructionT. tension pneumothoraxO. open pneumothoraxM. massive haemothoraxI. intercostal disruption - i.e. flail chest where a set of ribs have detached and are floating free in the chest. An indicator of severe chest trauma. C. cardiac tamponade The fluffy things in the collapsed lung are clouds. It’s meant to signify…

Doctors Hub: What is flail chest?

Doctors Hub: What is flail chest?

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Flail Chest Example

Flail Chest Example

A great example of a flail chest. You can very clearly see the paradoxical motion.

A great example of a flail chest. You can very clearly see the paradoxical motion.

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