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a. Should not be performed in children younger than 12 years
b. Should only be performed in patients who are not good candidates for a tracheostomy
c. Requires the use of an endotracheal tube smaller than 4 mm in diameter
d. Is preferable to the use of percutaneous trans-tracheal ventilation

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Which of the following is NOT a sign of tension pneumothorax?

a. Tracheal deviation
b. Decreased breath sounds
c. Respiratory distress with hypertension
d. Distended neck veins

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Which of the following is a cause of cardiogenic shock in a trauma patient?

a. Hemothorax
b. Penetrating injury to the aorta
c. Air embolism
d. Iatrogenic increased afterload due to pressors

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A trauma patient arrives following a stab wound to the left chest with systolic blood pressure (SBP) 85 mm Hg, which improves slightly with intravenous (IV) fluid resuscitation. Chest X-ray demonstrates clear lung fields. What is the most appropriate next step?

a. Computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest
b. Pelvic X-ray
c. Focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST) examination
d. Tube thoracostomy of the left chest

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Primary repair of the trachea should be carried out with:

a. Wire suture
b. Absorbable monofilament suture
c. Nonabsorbable monofilament suture
d. Absorbable braided suture

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