EMS Care Chapter 36 | Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries
EMS Care Chapter 36 | Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries | This course begins with an introduction to the subject. We subsequently explore in-depth the following lessons:
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Abdomen.
- Abdominal Injuries.
- Genitourinary System.
Core Concepts covered. To:
- Identify abdominal and genitourinary injuries.
- Ascertain the cause of these injuries.
- Provide the appropriate prehospital care.
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An Excerpt from the course on Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries
Kidney injuries happen due to a forceful blow or penetrating injuries and most likely occur with other injuries. Isolated kidney injuries are possible but rare.
Some of the signs and symptoms that can indicate a possible kidney injury are:
- Abrasion, laceration, or contusion on the flank
- Any penetrating wound in the flank or upper abdominal region
- Fractures on either side of the rib cage, lower thoracic area, or in upper lumbar vertebrae
- A hematoma in the flank region
If you suspect kidney injury, treat the patient for shock, transport immediately, and monitor the vital signs en route