Recognizing Burn Severity Quiz

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The guidelines recommend extending the dressing beyond the edges of the wound.

True

If blood soaks through a dressing, it should be removed immediately without adding more dressings on top.

False

Bandages are used to maintain pressure over a wound but not to immobilize parts of the body.

False

When using bandages, it is not necessary to check the circulation below the injury before and after applying them.

False

A triangular bandage can only be used as a whole cloth, opened to its fullest extent.

False

To form a narrow bandage from a broad bandage, it should be folded from the base to the top.

False

A superficial burn damages the top two layers of the skin.

False

In partial thickness burns, the skin appears raw and is mottled red in color.

True

Full thickness burns may show blood vessels and bones under the skin.

True

Cooling the burn right away helps to increase tissue damage and swelling.

False

It is recommended to remove tight clothing before a burn injury swells.

True

If both eyes are injured, it is recommended to cover only the more seriously injured eye.

True

Breaking blisters is recommended as part of first aid for burns.

False

Covering both eyes when both are injured can help the casualty feel more comfortable.

False

When covering both eyes, it is important to keep the casualty standing up.

False

It is recommended to remove contact lenses from the casualty when there is a risk of eye injury from chemicals.

True

Proper eye-wash equipment should be kept nearby when there is a risk of eye injury from intense light burns.

True

Snow blindness is caused by prolonged exposure to intense heat.

False

Using butter or lotions is recommended for treating a burn.

False

Covering a burn with cotton wool or fluffy material is recommended.

False

Adhesive dressings should be used on burns for better healing.

False

Cooling the casualty too much after a burn is recommended.

False

Burn dressings should be lint-free to avoid sticking to the injury.

True

For chemical burns, flushing the affected area with cool water for 5 minutes is sufficient.

False

Ticks detach themselves from the host after sucking blood for just a few minutes.

False

It is not necessary to check for more ticks if one tick is found on the body or clothing.

False

When removing a tick, it is recommended to grasp the tick body with tweezers.

False

If a tick is full of blood, it is advised to wear gloves or cover hands with a plastic bag while removing it.

True

If any sign of infection or rash appears at the tick bite site, it is recommended to seek medical help.

True

Leeches attach themselves to feed on blood without making a tiny cut in the skin first.

False

A closed abdominal wound occurs when the skin is intact but internal abdominal tissues are damaged.

True

Injuries caused by an explosion include those from being thrown by the blast and injuries to solid organs like the liver.

False

To assess an abdominal injury, one should expose the injured area and look for open wounds, disregarding the mechanism of injury.

False

It is recommended to place a casualty in a semi-sitting position even if there is a suspected head or spinal injury.

False

Proper eye-wash equipment should always be kept nearby when there is a risk of eye injury from chemicals.

False

Full thickness burns may show blood vessels and bones under the skin.

True

The reef knot is recommended for tying bandages and slings because it is the strongest knot.

False

A figure-8 tie is suitable for securing a splint to the neck.

False

Roller bandages are typically made of non-elastic material.

False

It is recommended to place knots that cause discomfort by pressing on skin or bone at the site of a fracture.

False

A narrow bandage can be formed from a broad bandage by folding from top to base.

False

When using a roller bandage, it is essential to apply it in a zigzag pattern.

False

It is advised to put an extruded eyeball back into its socket immediately.

False

For chemical burns to the eye, it is recommended to flush the injured eye with warm water.

False

In case of chemical burns, if the chemical is in solid form, it is safe to brush it away with bare hands.

False

When treating an extruded eyeball, it is crucial to ensure there is pressure on the eyeball to keep it in place.

False

Using Safety Data Sheets (SDS) is recommended when providing first aid for chemical burns to the eye.

True

Cooling a burn right away is recommended to minimize tissue damage and swelling.

False

The rule of nines can be used to estimate the percentage of body surface area that has been burned in a first aid scenario.

True

A child's head and neck account for 14% of the total body surface area when using the rule of nines.

False

Partial thickness burns are also known as full-thickness burns due to their severity.

False

A critical burn can include any burn that interferes with vision due to eye injuries.

False

Covering a burn with cotton wool is recommended in first aid for burns.

False

If a burn injury swells, it is advised to remove all clothing, including tight clothing.

False

Casualties under two years old and over fifty years old are known to tolerate burns well.

True

Inhalation injuries can occur when the casualty inhales cold air or harmless chemicals.

False

The immediate danger of burns is usually shock caused by excessive bleeding.

False

Infection is not a common complication of burns because the skin forms a strong barrier to bacteria after being burned.

False

Placing a conscious casualty in a lying down position is recommended as first aid for suspected inhalation injuries.

False

Swelling after a burn can be worsened by clothing and jewellery that restrict circulation when the affected area swells.

True

Test your knowledge on identifying burn severity levels based on skin appearance and symptoms. Learn about superficial, partial thickness, and full thickness burns.

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