Forensic Medicine: Handling Evidence and First Aid
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Forensic Medicine: Handling Evidence and First Aid

This quiz covers the procedures for handling and preserving evidence, particularly bullets, in a medical setting. It also touches on the basics of a first aid box and its contents. Test your knowledge of forensic medicine and first aid principles!

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What is done to the bullet after it is taken out of the body or clothing?

It is placed in a sealed bag and handed over to the authorities

Who signs for the bullet to maintain the chain of custody?

11 persons who will have access to the bullet

What is the international standard for identifying first aid kits?

An equal white cross on a green background

What determines the contents of a first aid kit?

<p>The knowledge and experience of the person assembling it</p> Signup and view all the answers

What can first aid kits be assembled in?

<p>Almost any type of container</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the range of sizes of first aid kits?

<p>From wallet size to large ruck sacks</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary purpose of an assessment in first aid?

<p>To determine the severity of the situation and take appropriate action</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term used to describe the first aider's opinion on the nature and extent of the case?

<p>Diagnosis</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is it important for the first aider to consider their own safety during an assessment?

<p>To avoid putting themselves at risk of injury or harm</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the first factor considered when making a diagnosis in first aid?

<p>History from the patient or bystanders</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the benefit of conducting a thorough assessment in first aid?

<p>It enables the first aider to describe the casualty or situation accurately</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the outcome of a thorough assessment in first aid?

<p>A description of the casualty or situation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary purpose of first aid?

<p>To preserve or save life</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is first aid?

<p>The emergency care given to an injured or suddenly ill person</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of pain reduction in first aid?

<p>To help the victim remain calm and prevent further injury</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the ultimate goal of first aid in relation to the airway?

<p>To ensure the airway is patent</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is it important to prevent further injury or complications in first aid?

<p>To prevent the external factors around the victim from worsening the condition</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the final step in the first aid process?

<p>To seek medical help or send the casualty to the hospital</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary cause of Oligemic shock?

<p>Loss of fluid/reduction in volume of circulating blood</p> Signup and view all the answers

What happens to the heart rate in severe dehydration?

<p>It speeds up to ensure a stable output</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main characteristic of Primary Shock?

<p>It occurs immediately after an accident or sudden illness, and pain is usually present</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the percentage of water in the total amount of circulating blood?

<p>90%</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the result of a decrease in vascular volume in dehydration?

<p>Decrease in pressure within the system</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is Neurogenic Shock caused by?

<p>Extensive injury to the central nervous system or spinal cord</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the primary purpose of the knights Hospitaller formed in the 11th century?

<p>To provide care to knights and pilgrims</p> Signup and view all the answers

When did the practice of first aid fall into disuse?

<p>During the High Middle Ages</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who organized local villagers to help victims of the Battle of Solferino?

<p>Jean-Henri Dunant</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the key stated aim of the organization formed in Geneva in 1860s?

<p>Aid to sick wounded soldiers in the field</p> Signup and view all the answers

In what year did the term 'first aid' appear in Britain?

<p>1878</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where was the first class of teaching first aid skills to civilians conducted?

<p>The hall of Presbyterian school in Woolwich</p> Signup and view all the answers

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