Case 17 Part 2



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What's inside?


 

Y-shaped incision
Chest
Chest plate
Ribs
Hemorrhage
Trauma
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Pectoralis muscle
Clavicle
Sternum
Sternocleidomastoid muscle



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1. The physician mentions the patient had diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
What are three causes of death (or critical illnesses) associated with each condition.
 
 
2. You are an emergency services provider and are made aware of this history en route to the scene. What specific measures would you consider readying for based on the history?
 
 
3. The body was found warm. Based on the video, do you think rigor mortis had set in at the time emergency services arrived? Why or why not?
 
 
4. When does rigor mortis start after death? How long does it last?
 
 
5. How does the onset and duration of rigor mortis change in a warm environment?
 
 
6. How does onset and duration of rigor mortis change in a cool environment?
 
 
7. How does the onset and duration of rigor mortis change in an obese patient?
 
 
8. How does the onset and duration of rigor mortis change in a thin patient?
 
 
9. The video shows trauma to the rib cage (bleeding and fractures) related to CPR. What kind of trauma inside the chest can go along with CPR? Predict what you might see on removal of the chest plate.




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