- Distinguish between abrasions, contusions, lacerations, and fractures.
Blunt force trauma may be the result of traffic crashes, industrial accidents, domestic abuse, or even sports related. Recognizing the four major injuries associated with blunt force trauma is crucial in an autopsy setting when determining the mechanism of death.
Prepare to answer discussion questions by reading the class text readings, optional readings, and lecture material. Additional research is encouraged and writing must be supported by peer reviewed, scholarly sources and referenced using 6th ed APA format.
Respond to the following:
- Identify the four major injuries associated with blunt force trauma. Conduct an internet search to find a case involving blunt force trauma and summarize the incident and significant injuries.