A casualty with an open chest wound is showing initial signs of tension
pneumothorax. You should:
a. Raise a corner of the dressing covering the untaped side of the airtight
material (over the flutter valve).
b. Insert a large bore needle to decompress the plural sac.
Which of the following is a sign or symptom of tension pneumothorax? (More than
one response may be correct.)
Skin becomes warmer and dry.
Nail beds of fingers become bluish.
You can no longer feel the casualty's pulse at his wrist.
The casualty's breathing has returned to normal.
The casualty is becoming agitated.
The veins in the casualty's neck appear to be swollen.
You are going to insert a needle to relieve tension pneumothorax. You should
choose an insertion site that is:
On the top of the chest and on the injured side.
On the side of the chest and on the injured side.
On the top of the chest and on the uninjured side.
On the side of the chest and on the uninjured side.
In the middle of the chest over the sternum (breastbone).
The insertion site to relieve tension pneumothorax should be:
Slightly below the second rib.
Slightly above the third rib.
Slightly below the third rib.
Slightly above the fourth rib.
Slightly below the fourth rib.
Slightly above the fifth rib.
The insertion site to relieve tension pneumothorax is located along the casualty's
mid-clavicular line. What else is located on or near this imaginary line?