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Types & Application of Splints Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The primary purpose of the splint is to _____ the finger.

Question 2 2. A long arm posterior splint is applied to the underside of the arm and extends from the proximal palmar crease all the way to the axilla. What is the axilla?

Question 3 3. Prior to applying a splint, _____ is applied to reduce swelling and pain.

Question 4 4. If a simple fracture is suspected to be in the middle of the forearm, where should the splint go?

Question 5 5. A _____ is a flexible immobilization device that allows room for swelling.

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Question 6 6. What are the two primary forms of proper splinting that can be performed by the patient or healthcare worker?

Question 7 7. Knee injuries can be classified according to sprain, _____, fractures, and inflammatory changes.

Question 8 8. When ulnar gutter and radial gutter splints are applied, the fingers are usually placed in a _____ position.

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements is true about high-top walking boots?

Question 10 10. Omar has been faithfully using his walking boot to treat his ankle fracture. However, he is complaining about some hip pain on the opposite side, and he wonders what he can do about it. What is one piece of advice for Omar that could help his pain?

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Question 11 11. Which material is not typically used for posterior ankle or stirrup splints.

Question 12 12. Staff and patient instructions must include which of the following for post-splint application.

Question 13 13. When applying a splint to a dislocated joint, what should be done with any clothing that is on the injured extremity.

Question 14 14. John just injured his knee and was taken to the hospital. In the hospital, they applied a splint to his leg. Which of the following splints would the hospital most likely use to splint John's injury?

Question 15 15. Which of the following injuries is LEAST likely to require the use of a volar/dorsal splint?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following best describes the bulky Jones splint?

Question 17 17. When adjusting the traction splint to fit a person's leg, how long should the splint be?

Question 18 18. Mallet finger splints are used for avulsions of the extensor tendon. Which of the following describes this type of injury?

Question 19 19. A finger splint may be used for all of the following EXCEPT _____.

Question 20 20. Both the long arm posterior splint and the double sugar-tong splint are applied to the arm with the elbow bent at a _____ degree angle.

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Question 21 21. A splint for a broken hand should measure from _____.

Question 22 22. Applying a splint would include all of the following EXCEPT _____.

Question 23 23. _____ is a loss of muscle mass caused by prolonged immobility and disuse.

Question 24 24. Splinting is when you stop a body part from moving because it may cause _____ or _____?

Question 25 25. Knee immobilizers must be fitted according to height. They are readily available on the shelf and easy to apply. What must be done to the patient before the application of this splint?

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Question 26 26. Ulnar gutter and radial gutter splints are used to treat fractures to the second through fifth metacarpals and phalanges. What are the metacarpals?

Question 27 27. Which of the following people is LEAST likely going to be put in a high-top walking boot?

Question 28 28. John just had surgery to remove a bunion on his left foot. He was given a hard-soled shoe to wear. Why would this splint be important for his healing?

Question 29 29. Mrs. Jones was carrying a large bag of groceries. She did not see an uneven part of the sidewalk, and she stumbled. She twisted her ankle, and she came to your clinic with pain, swelling, and bruising on the outside of the ankle. She can walk, but she is limping. Besides recommending that she elevate the ankle, use ice, and take anti-inflammatory medication, what type of ankle splint might you recommend?

Question 30 30. What are the main purposes for splint application?

Types & Application of Splints Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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