Trial SAQ exam: 'blood' by Raj

You are taking part in a trial exam created by Raj. There are 7 SAQs in this exam (42 minutes).
 

This SAQ is worth 11 marks

A 55 year old female patient is brought in by ambulance to the emergency department after being involved in a high speed MVA. The pelvic X-ray from her trauma series is reproduced. The c-spine and chest X-rays are normal.

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Question 1.
List three (3) immediate treatment priorities in this case. (3 marks)

1. ___________________________________________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________________________________________



Question 1.
What is the lethal triad in this patient?
(3 marks)


1. ___________________________________________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________________________________________



Question 1.
List five (5) factors that would predict the need for massive transfusion for this patient.
(5 marks)


1. ___________________________________________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________________________________________

4. ___________________________________________________________________________

5. ___________________________________________________________________________



 

This SAQ is worth 11 marks

A 55 year old female patient is brought in by ambulance to the emergency department after being involved in a high speed MVA. The pelvic X-ray from her trauma series is reproduced. The c-spine and chest X-rays are normal.

Question 1.
List three (3) immediate treatment priorities in this case. (3 marks)

Examiner Comments: Good answers:

  • concentrated on the treatment priorities for a multi-trauma patient
  • understood key terminology eg “lethal triad”
  • familiar with concepts in the massive transfusion protocol
  • ensured that each bullet point covered a different concept i.e. no re-working or duplication within the answer

 



Question 1.
What is the lethal triad in this patient?
(3 marks)



Question 1.
List five (5) factors that would predict the need for massive transfusion for this patient.
(5 marks)