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k12 Health 8 Unit 3

Prevention of Diseases and Injuries 8th Unit 3

Injury Any harm done to the body.
Communicable disease Any disease that can be passed from person to person, animal, or object.
Prevention Attempting to decrease the amount of risk involved before something happens.
Non-communicable diseases Diseases that are not passed from person to person.
First aid Emergency treatment for an injured person before medical help arrives.
Universal precautions A set of precautions designed to prevent transmission of pathogens when providing first aid.
Germs Pathogens that enter your body that could potentially cause harm.
Infection A condition that occurs when a pathogen enters the body and starts to cause harm.
Disease Any condition that interferes with the proper functioning of the body or mind.
Pathogens Disease-causing organisms that are so small they can only be seen through a microscope.
Immune system A combination of the body’s defenses that fight off pathogens and germs.
CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, performed on an unconscious individual in order to supply oxygen to the brain.
AED Automated External Defibrillator
Common sense Sound, practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence.
Unconscious Not conscious; without awareness, sensation, or cognition.
Created by: krittenour