Firecracker for Dedicated Test Prep - Part 1

Posted by Nate Green on Mar 8, 2018 2:27:10 PM

A 29-year-old man is brought to the emergency department after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. The patient’s temperature is 36.8°C (98.2°F), pulse rate is 120/min, blood pressure is 80/45 mm Hg, and respiratory rate is 20/min, and oxygen saturation 97% on 2L nasal cannula. The patient is somnolent and responds only to painful stimuli. His skin is cold and clammy. A quick trauma survey reveals minor abrasions and contusions to his face and upper extremities. His neck veins are flat. His abdomen is dull to percussion and distended and there are several large hematomas.

Q: What is the next step in management?

A. Chest/abdomen CT scan

B. Two large bore peripheral IV access

C. Exploratory laparotomy

D. Abdominal ultrasound

E. Chest x-ray

Post your answer in the comments if you think you've got it ;-)

This is just one of Firecracker’s 3,300 q-bank questions. Our q-bank powers the Daily Patient Cases, Dedicated Test Prep mode, as well as 12 practice Step, NBME, and course exams. Firecracker MD and Firecracker DO members get access to all of the above.

For the next week, we’re offering free time on Firecracker for your dedicated prep period:

This offer is valid until March 15th - then we’re going to change it up. We’ll be following up this week with more details about Firecracker’s Dedicated Test Prep mode, and the new content and tools that can help you ensure you’re ready for test day.

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