Level II Trauma Triage Criteria Quiz

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What is the significance of a patient being on an anti-coagulant like Coumadin or an anti-platelet like Plavix in the context of trauma triage?

It requires immediate transport to a Trauma Center

Which scenario would NOT require triage and transport to a Trauma Center according to the text?

Separation from a bicycle

What age group would trigger trauma triage for a fall of any height if anticoagulated according to the criteria?

Adults over 55

Which criterion would necessitate trauma triage for both adults and pediatrics?

Extrication time over 15 minutes

In trauma triage, what is the relevance of paramedic judgment according to the provided text?

It is listed as one of the criteria for trauma triage

What extrication time would trigger trauma triage for both adults and pediatrics?

20 minutes

Which of the following scenarios would NOT necessitate trauma triage according to the text?

Adult falling from 10 feet

In the context of trauma triage, which age group needs to fall from a greater height to trigger trauma triage if anticoagulated?

Adults over 55

What type of medication would NOT lead to trauma triage according to the text?

Aspirin

What judgment is NOT relevant for trauma triage based on the provided text?

Trauma team judgment

What is the preferred method of vascular access during cardiac arrest, fluid resuscitation, and drug administration?

IV routes

Where should an IO be placed for patients with emergency medical conditions that require urgent vascular access?

Proximal Tibia

What gauge needle should be used for IM injections in adults and large children?

20 gauge 1.5-inch needle

For infants and children receiving IM injections, what is the maximum volume that can be administered at the lateral thigh injection site?

1.25 ml

During cardiac arrest, when should medications be administered?

During compressions

What is the recommended method for ventilating pediatric patients who cannot maintain oxygen saturation despite BVM ventilation?

Upgrading to a surgical airway

When should an oropharyngeal airway be inserted for unresponsive patients without a gag reflex?

When contraindicated

What is the recommended rate of breaths per minute for infants and children who have an advanced airway placed during CPR?

40 - 50 breaths/min

In which position should spontaneously breathing patients be placed if they have an altered mental status and no suspected spinal cord injury?

Supine position

What should be done if a patient cannot be effectively oxygenated or ventilated by any other means?

Use an I-gel or ET tube

What is the recommended method for ventilating pediatric patients who cannot protect their own airway and cannot be effectively ventilated with a BVM?

Advanced airway placement

Which method should be used for ventilating infants and children who have an advanced airway placed during CPR?

20-30 breaths/min

In what situation should a cricothyrotomy be performed on adult patients according to the text?

When no other means secure an airway and the patient cannot be effectively oxygenated or ventilated

For which type of patients should a nasopharyngeal airway be inserted according to the text?

Unresponsive patients without a gag reflex

What method should be used for ventilating pediatric patients who can not maintain oxygen saturation despite BVM ventilation?

I-gel

What is the preferred method for ventilating pediatric patients who can not protect their own airway and are unable to maintain oxygen saturation despite BVM ventilation?

Oral or nasal airway with a BVM

When should a cricothyrotomy be performed on adult patients according to the text?

When other methods fail and the patient cannot be effectively oxygenated or ventilated

What is the recommended ventilation rate for infants and children who have an advanced airway placed during CPR?

20–30 breaths/min

In what scenario should a nasopharyngeal airway be inserted according to the text?

Patients suspected of spinal cord injury

When should a surgical airway procedure like cricothyrotomy be considered according to the text?

When no other means can secure the airway effectively for oxygenation or ventilation

Test your knowledge on the triage criteria for Level II Trauma non-trauma alert patients who present with a mechanism of injury suggestive of a significant injury or are taking anti-coagulants or anti-platelets. Learn about the criteria for transporting patients to the nearest appropriate Trauma Center based on specific injury scenarios.

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