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Unintentional Injury Pre-Assessment


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Health 2- Unit 1

Pre-assessment on Injuries

10 points

This "quiz" was designed to assess your prior knowledge about injuries. Although these results help me establish what I need to teach you (vs. what you already know), it also helps you assess your prior knowledge and therefore determine what you should learn more about.

(Circle the correct answers)

  1. What is the leading cause of death or disability in young people (aged 12-19 years)?

(1 point)

            Homicide        Accidents        Alcohol Consumption             Suicide


  1. Signs of head injury may include which of the following? (Select all that apply) (1 point)

            Severe headache         Slurred speech             Loss of consciousness             Blurred vision

            Fluid drainage from the nose, mouth, or ears


  1. During a head injury, the brain can bang against the inside of the skull and become bruised. What is this called? (1 point)

Tumor              Complication               Concussion      Fracture


  1. For moderate to severe injuries, if a person is vomiting, what is the first step you should take? (1 point)

            Turn their body on its side so that he/she doesn't choke

            Shake the injured person

            Wipe up the vomit

            Panic and scream for help

  1. If somebody develops any symptoms of a serious head injury, it's best to first (1 point)

            Yell at the person to see if he/she responds

            Wash the wound if it's bleeding a lot

            Move that person away from where the injury took place

            Call 911


  1. If somebody has an object sticking out of a wound, it's best to remove it as soon as possible. (1 point)

True                 False


  1. You should only move a person with a severe head injury if they are in more danger in the location that they're in. (ex: If the person was lying in the middle of a street that had a heavy traffic flow) (1 point)

True                 False


  1. "TBI" stands for "Traumatic Brain Injury." (1 point)

True                 False


  1. If there is no obvious external damage to a person's head, then it is not considered a head injury. (1 point)

True                 False


  1. Name 2 preventative measures you can take when riding your bike. (1 point)