Case 17 Part 3

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What's inside?


Bone saw
Rib fracture
Costochondral junction
Costochondral joint
Chest plate
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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Discussion Questions


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1. At the start of the video, identify the pectoralis minor muscle, the insertion of the pectoralis major muscle and the tendon of the sternocleidomastoid muscle
2. Inventory the areas which show trauma. Why types of findings are there that indicate trauma?
3. What caused the trauma?
4. What premortem, perimortem and postmortem events could cause similar findings?
5. Do rib fractures signify poor quality CPR?
6. Identify where the ribs are made of bone and where they are made of cartilage.
7. Identify the costochondral junction (or costochondral joint).
8. Why is there a fracture on the right if the heart is located more on the left?
9. Is it common to see right sided trauma resulting from CPR?
10. Should you adjust the force of chest compressions depending on body habitus?
11. What will be the consequence of inadequate chest compressions?
12. What caused the mediastinal hemorrhage?
13. How close is the pericardial sac to the underside of the rib cage?
14. What other kinds of trauma can occur with CPR?
15. What is the goal of CPR?
16. Is it ever ok to withhold CPR out of concern for traumatizing the patient?

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