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Emergency Medical Service First responders, trained to recognize conditions,initate basic life support. (EMT, police, firefighters,etc)
First Responders EMTs, police, firefighters or individuals that are trained to recognize conditions.
Intubate To insert a tube into the trachea as an emergency air way.
Triage The process of sorting/ grouping patients according to the seriousness of their condition.
Primary Assessment The questions asked & examinations conducted at initial contact with a patient.
Chief Complaint The primary symptom(s) that causes a patient to seek medical treatment.
Immediate History The history of the current medical complaint.
Past Medical History A person's life-long medical history.
Allergies An abnormal response to a substance.
Office Emergency Crash Kit Contains all supplies that may be needed during an emergency.
Airway Obstruction A foreign substance that causes the body to choke.
Heimlicj Maneuver A method used to clear an obstruction from the airway.
Allergen A substance that enters the body throubugh inhalation.
Amputation The severing of an extremity / body part.
Asphxia Suffocation.
Anaphylaxis An exaggerated allergic reaction.
Antidote A substance given to counter act poisons.
Anitvenin A substance used to counter act the effect of a venomous bite.
Hemorrhage Severe bleeding.
Pressure Points Points on the surface of the body where one can apply pressure.
Brachial Artery located in the antecubital space of the body of the elbow (upper arm).
Femoral Artery Located in the groin area.
Rule of Nines Tool for estimating the surface area of a burn.
Cerebrovascular Accident A stroke.
Hypoglycemia Too little sugar in the blood
Hyperglycemia Too much sugar in the blood.
Epistaxis Severe nose bleeds.
Syncope Fainting.
Convulsions Seizures
Angina Pectoris Chest pain that occurs when diseased blood vessels restrict blood flow to the heart.
Splinting Appliance used for fixation, support and rest for an injured body part.
Fractures A broken bone.
Dislocation A disconnection of the bones that meets at a joint.
Sprains A stretching/tearing injury to a ligament.
Strains A stretching/tearing injury to a muscle or tendon.
Heat Exhaustion A condition that occurs when a person is exposed to a hot enviornment and doesnt drink enough fluids to maintain healthy body temperature.
Heat Stroke A conition caused by sufficient overheating long enough to cause failure of the temperature control center in the medulla.
Hypothermia A body temperature lower than 95 degrees.
Hyperthermia A ody temperature over 105.8 degrees.
Frostbite A cold injury of the distal extremities ( toes, nose, and finers)
Hyperventilation Syndrome A condition in which the thyroid process excess amounts of hormones.
Poisoning Ingesting a substance that can make you deadly ill.
Shock The process of cell death that occurs anytime perfusion is not adequate.
Created by: Bianca Jones