EMT-Basic/Trauma/Soft Tissue

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Lesson 5.2: Soft Tissue Injuries

Objectives[edit]

By the end of this lesson, the EMT-Basic should be able to:

  1. State the major functions of the skin.
  2. List the layers of the skin.
  3. Establish the relationship between body substance isolation and soft tissue injuries.
  4. List the types of closed soft tissue injuries.
  5. Describe the emergency medical care of the patient with a closed soft tissue injury.
  6. State the types of open soft tissue injuries.
  7. Describe the emergency medical care of the patient with an open soft tissue injury.
  8. Discuss the emergency medical care considerations for a patient with a penetrating chest injury.
  9. State the emergency medical care considerations for a patient with an open wound to the abdomen.
  10. Differentiate the care of an open wound to the chest from an open wound to the abdomen.
  11. List the classifications of burns.
  12. Define superficial burn.
  13. List the characteristics of a superficial burn.
  14. Define partial thickness burn.
  15. List the characteristics of a partial thickness burn.
  16. Define full thickness burn.
  17. List the characteristics of a full thickness burn.
  18. Describe the emergency medical care the patient with a superficial burn.
  19. Describe the emergency medical care the patient with a partial thickness burn.
  20. Describe the emergency medical care the patient with a full thickness burn.
  21. List the functions of dressing and bandaging.
  22. Describe the purpose of a bandage.
  23. Describe the steps in applying a pressure bandage.
  24. Establish the relationship between airway management and the patient with chest injury, burns, and blunt or penetrating injuries.
  25. Describe the effects of improperly applied dressings, splints, and tourniquets.
  26. Describe the emergency medical care of a patient with an impaled object.
  27. Describe the emergency medical care of a patient with an amputation.
  28. Describe the emergency medical care for a chemical burn.
  29. Describe the emergency medical care for an electrical burn.
  30. Demonstrate the steps in the emergency medical care of a closed soft tissue injury.
  31. Demonstrate the steps in the emergency medical care of an open soft tissue injury.
  32. Demonstrate the steps in the emergency medical care of a patient with an open chest wound.
  33. Demonstrate the steps in the emergency medical care of a patient with an open abdominal wound.
  34. Demonstrate the steps in the emergency medical care of a patient with an impaled object.
  35. Demonstrate the steps in the emergency medical care of a patient with an amputation.
  36. Demonstrate the steps in the emergency medical care of an amputated part.
  37. Demonstrate the steps in the emergency medical care of a patient with superficial burns.
  38. Demonstrate the steps in the emergency medical care of a patient with partial thickness burns.
  39. Demonstrate the steps in the emergency medical care of a patient with full thickness burns.
  40. Demonstrate the steps in the emergency medical care of a patient with a chemical burn.
  41. Demonstrate completing a prehospital care report for patients with soft tissue injuries.