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Bonewit Chapter 21

Emergency Medical Procedures

An injury to the tissues caused by exposure to thermal, chemical, electrical, or radioactive agents. BURN
A specially equipped cart for holding and transporting medication, equimpment, and supplies needed for lifesaving procedures in an emergency. CRASH CART
A grating sensation caused by fractured bone fragments rubbing against each other. CREPITUS
An injury in which one end of a bone making up a joint is separated or displaced from its normal anatomic position. DISLOCATION
A network of community resources,equipment, and personnel that provides care to victims of injury or sudden illness. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES(EMS) SYSTEM
The immediate care administered before complete medical care can be obtained to an individual who is injured or suddenly becomes ill. FIRST AID
An break in bone. FRACTURE
A life-threatening condition in which the temperature of the entire body falls to a dangerously low level. HYPOTHERMIA
Any substance that causes illness, injury, or death if it enters the body. POISON
A site on the body where an artery lies close to the surface of the skin and can be compressed against an underlying bone to control bleeding. PRESSURE POINT
A sudden episode of involuntary muscular contractions and relaxation, often accompanied by a change in sensation, behavior, and level of consciousness. SEIZURE
The failure of the cardiovascular system to deliver enough blood to all of the vital organs of the body. SHOCK
Any device that immobilizes a body part. SPLINT
Trauma to a joint, which causes tearing of ligments. SPRAIN
A stretching or tearing of muscles or tendons caused by trauma. STRAIN
A break in the continuity of an external or internal surface, caused by physical means. WOUND
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