When positioning a casualty with a dressed open chest wound, he should lie:
a. On his back.
b. On his front.
On his side, wounded side up.
d. On his side, wounded side down.
Tension pneumothorax has developed in a casualty with a chest injury to his right
side. The condition could result in:
a. Collapse of his right lung.
b. Compression of his left lung.
Compression of the heart and blood vessels.
d. Responses a and b above.
e. Responses a and c above.
Responses a, b, and c above.
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.