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chapter 21

Burn an injury to the tissues caused by exposure to thermal, chemical, electrical, or radioactive agents.
Crash cart A specially equipped cart holding and transporting medications, equipment, and supplies
Crepitus A grating sensation caused by fractured bone fragments rubbing against eachother
Dislocation An injury in which one end of the bone making up the joint is separated or displaced from its normal anatomic position
Emergency medical services(EMS) system A network of community resources, equipment, and personnel that provides care to victims of injury or sudden illness
First aid The immediate care administered before complete medical care can be obtained to an individual who is injured or suddenly becomes ill
Fracture Any break in the bone
Hypothermia A life- threatening condition in which the temp of the entire body falls to a dangerously low level
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 an 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 consciouness
Shock The failure of the cardiovascular system to deliver enought blood to all of the vital organs of the ody.
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 muscles or tendons caused by trauma
WOund A break in the continuity of an external or internal surface, caused by physical means
Created by: ReganEntler