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EMT-Basic/Trauma/Musculoskeletal

Lesson 5.3: Musculoskeletal Care

ObjectivesEdit

By the end of this lesson, the EMT-Basic should be able to:

  1. Describe the function of the muscular system.
  2. Describe the function of the skeletal system.
  3. List the major bones or bone groupings of the spinal column, the thorax, the upper extremities, and the lower extremities.
  4. Differentiate between an open and a closed painful, swollen, deformed extremity.
  5. State the reasons for splinting.
  6. List the general rules of splinting.
  7. List the complications of splinting.
  8. List the emergency medical care for a patient with a painful, swollen, deformed extremity.
  9. Explain the rationale for splinting at the scene as opposed to load-and-go.
  10. Explain the rationale for immobilization of a painful, swollen, deformed extremity.
  11. Demonstrate the emergency medical care of a patient with a painful, swollen, deformed extremity.
  12. Demonstrate completing a prehospital care report for patients with musculoskeletal injuries.