## Develop an assessment strategy and identify diagnostic studies that will benefit the patient.

An 80-year-old woman arrives at the ED by car after a fall down the stairs, colliding with the railing at the bottom. There is a bruise across her abdomen and lower chest. She is groaning loudly and seems confused. Although she complains of distinct abdominal and left shoulder pain, she cannot tell you what has happened or why she fell, where she is at present, or what day of the week it is, although she can tell you her full name. You note a shallow, rapid breathing pattern of 26 breaths/min; her systolic BP is 90 mm Hg; and her pulse rate is 70 bpm and regular. How would you prioritize the patient’s needs? Develop an assessment strategy and identify diagnostic studies that will benefit the patient. In light of the injury pattern, respiratory rate, and blood pressure, can you give a plausible explanation why her pulse rate is not elevated?

### Calculate the maximum achievable bridge out-of-balance voltage for an applied torque T of 103 N m given the following

Four strain gauges, with specification given below, are available to measure the torque on a cylindrical shaft 4 cm in diameter connecting a motor and load. (a) Draw clearly labelled….

### Find the gain and phase characteristics of the maintaining amplifier.

A solid-state capacitive humidity sensor has a capacitance given by: C = 1.7 RH + 365pF where RH is the percentage relative humidity. The sensor has an associated parallel resistance….

### calculate the mean velocity of the gas at maximum flow rate

A pitot tube is used to measure the mean velocity of high pressure gas in a 0.15 m diameter pipe. At maximum flow rate the mean pitot differential pressure is….