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A patient is admitted to the emergency department with two gunshot wounds. What can the nurse determine from the presence of these wounds? (Select all that apply.)
1. One is an entrance wound and one is an exit wound.
2. The location of the wounds provides a hint of the trajectory the missile might have taken if the same missile caused both wounds.
3. The patient was shot twice.
4. The internal injuries will lie on a straight line between these two wounds.
5. It will be necessary to inspect both wounds closely for the presence of gunpowder.
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The answer is 2, 5
Rationales:
1. The presence of two wounds does not necessarily mean one is an entrance and the other an exit wound.
2. If there are two wounds, noting the location of each gives the clinician a hint of the trajectory only if the same missile caused both wounds.
3. The presence of two wounds does not mean the patient was shot twice. One wound may be an entry wound and the other an exit wound.
4. Missiles usually take the path of least resistance, so the path the missile followed may not be a straight line between the two wounds.
5. Both wounds will require close inspection for any foreign substances such as gunpowder.
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