1. Standard hemodynamic parameters (heart rate, blood pressure etc) are often inadequate when used to guide trauma resuscitation in an older person. Why might that be? Select all that apply.
2. An 82 year old highly functioning, independently-living woman tripped and fell getting out of a taxi on her way to a date. She walks into your ED with a small abrasion on her forehead wondering if she needs sutures. She denies loss of consciousness, amnesia, headache, or other red flag neurological symptoms. Her past medical history is significant for atrial fibrillation, for which she takes Metoprolol and Warfarin. After a complete physical exam you can’t find any evidence of significant trauma, and she is insistent on leaving to get back to her date. What should you do now? Select all that apply.
3. Which of the following is the most common injury following a fall in an older patient?
4. Which of the following statements does NOT apply to cervical spine injuries in older trauma patients? Select all that apply.
5. Which of the following statements is FALSE with relation to trauma in older people? Select all that apply.