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Enviroment emergency

Brady EMT Basic- Chapter 33 Enviromental Emergencies

the transfer of heat from one material to another through direct contact Conduction
chilling caused by conduction of heat from the body when the body or clothing is wet Water Chill
carrying away of heat by currents of air, water , or other gasses or liquids Convection
chilling caused by convection of heat from the bodu in the presence of air currents Wind Chill
sending out energy. such as heat, in waves into space Radiation
the change of liquid to gas. When the body perspires or gets wet, evaporation of the perspiration or other liquid into the air has a cooling effect on the body Evaporation
breathing. during respiration, body heat is lost as warm air is exhaled from the body. Respiration
generalized cooling that reduces body temperature below normal, which is a life threatening condition in its extreme Hypothermia
covering a hypothermic patient and taking other steps to prevent further heat loss and help the body rewarm itself Passive Rewarming
application of external heat source to rewarm the body of a hypothermic patient Active rewarming
application of heat to the lateral chest, neck, armpits, and groin of a hypothermic patient central Rewarming
cooling or freezing of particular (local) parts of the body local Cooling
an increase in body temperature above normal, which is a lifethreatening condition in its extreme Hyperthermia
the process of experiencing respiratory imparement from submersion/immersion in liquid, which may result in death, morbidity /9 illness or other adverse effects), or no morbidity Drowning
gas bubble in the bloodstream. The plural is air emboli. The more accurate term is arterial gas embolism (AGE) Air embolisim
a condition resulting from nitrogen trapped in the body's tissues, caused by comming up to quickly from a deep, prolonged dive. A symptom of decompression sickness is " the bends," or deep pain in the muscles and joints Decompression Sickness
substances produced by animals or plants that are poisonous to humans Toxins
a toxin (poision) produced by certain animals such as snakes, spiders and some marine life forms Venom
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