About This Chapter
Diagnosing & Treating Chest & Stomach Injuries - Chapter Summary
Take a look through this comprehensive chapter to study a variety of chest and stomach injury topics. Using simple and concise lessons, our instructors will explain basic information related to the diagnosis and treatment of chest, thorax, sternum and solar plexus injuries. You'll also evaluate the characteristics of flail chests and retrosternal hematoma.
The chapter includes interactive lesson quizzes to help you check your understanding of the material. You can use any computer or mobile device to access the material, and the chapter is availalbe at any time that fits your schedule. You can also reach out to our expert instructors if you have any questions.
How It Helps
This chapter can benefit any professional who needs to develop knowledge and skills for chest and stomach injury treatment. The chapter can be used to supplement training or continuing education materials. Aspiring healthcare professionals can also study these resources to get ahead in their studies and learn more about these types of injuries.
By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:
- Identify different types of chest injuries
- Assess chest injury signs, symptoms, treatments and complications
- Interpret severity scores related to thoracic injuries
- Understand how thoracic injuries are diagnosed and treated
- Evaluate the symptoms and treatments of sternum and solar plexus injuries
- Assess the causes, symptoms, treatments and management of flail chests
- Define retrosternal hematoma
- Explain what happens when someone's wind is knocked out of them
- Recognize the function and location of the solar plexus
1. What Happens When the Wind is Knocked Out of You?
Most of us have had the wind knocked out once or twice and it can be scary. What exactly happens when the wind is knocked out of you? In this lesson we will discover what is happening in your body and how long before you'll be breathing normally again.
2. What is the Solar Plexus? - Definition, Function & Location
The solar plexus, located in the center of the torso above the navel, is a central location for nerves within the abdominal area. Read further to learn more about the solar plexus and its function within the human body.
3. Flail Chest: Definition & Causes
Think for a moment: how should a person's rib-cage move as they breathe? The exact opposite happens in a condition called flail chest. Find out what this is and what its causes are in this lesson.
4. Solar Plexus Injury: Symptoms & Treatment
The solar plexus, a large bundle of nerves located in center of abdomen, is an essential control center of the body's nervous system. Read further to learn more about injuries to the solar plexus and treatment strategies.
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