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1. Define and explain the significance of the terms below:
1. Define and explain the significance of the terms below: 5 points a. Triage: define what triage is i. ESI (Emergency Severity Index) – 5 categories with examples o Level 1 o Level 2 o Level 3 o Level 4 o Level 5 b. Clinical Algorithm c. Mechanism of Injury d. The various trauma level designations for Hospitals 2. Identify and discuss 3 risk factors that predispose the elderly to trauma. Discuss why trauma in the elderly is associated with a higher mortality rate. 2 points 3. Describe the purpose of, and the assessment steps to the primary assessment. 2 points 4. Discuss the purpose for the secondary assessment and what is included with this procedure. 2 points 5. Discuss blunt vs. penetrating trauma and the resulting injuries to the body. 2 points 6. Discuss the priorities of each phase of trauma care (Prehospital, Emergency Department, Critical Care). 3 points 7. List and describe the rationale for 5 common diagnostic studies used in trauma 2 points 8. Define EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act) and discuss its importance. 1 point

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