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chap 21 CS#8


burn an injury to the tissues caused by exposure to thermal,chemcial electrical or radioactive agents
crash cart a specially equipped cart for holding and transporting medications, equipment and supplies needed for lifesaving procedures in an emergency
creitus a gratting sensation caused by fractured bones fragments rubbing against each other
dislocation an injury in which one end of the bone is making up a joint is seperated or displaced from its normal anatomic position
EMS a network of community resources equipment and personnel provides care for a victims injury or sudden illness
first aid the immediate care administered before complete medical care can be obtained to an individual whois injured or suddenly becomes ill
fracture any break in a bone
hypothermia a life threatening condition in which the temp of the entire body falls to a dangerously low love
poison any substance that causes illness injury or death if it enters the body
pressure point a site on the body where an artery lies close to the surface of the skin and can be compressed against underlying bone to control bleeding
seizure a sudden episode of involuntary muscular contractions and relaxation often accompanied by a change in sensation behavior and level of consciousness
shock failure of the cardiovascular system to deliver enoogh blood to all of the vital organs of the body
splint any device that immobilizes a body part
sprain trauma to a joint which causes tearing of a ligament
strain a stretching or tearing of a mucle or tendon caused by trauma
wound a break in the continuity of an external or internal surface caused by physical means
Created by: carriespringer