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chapter 21

Heather TAYLOR

Burn An injury to the tissues caused by exposure to thermal, chemical, electrical, or radioactive agaents.
Crash Cart A specially equipped cart for holding and transportuing medications, equipment, and supplies needed for lifesaving procedures in an emergency.
Crepitus a grating sensation caused by fractured bone fragments rubbing against each other.
Dislocation An injury in which one end of a bone making up a joint is separated or displaced from its normal anatomic position.
emergency medical services (EMS) a network of commiuty 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 i sinjured or suddleny ill.
Fracture Any break in a bone
Hypothermia A life-threating condition in which the temperature of the entire body alls to a dangerous 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 comressed againest and underlying bone to control bleeding
Seizure A sudden epiosde of involuntary muscular contractions and relaxation often accompanied by a change in sensation, behavior and leve of consciousness.
Shock The failure of the cardiovascular system to deliver enough blood to all the vital organs of the body
Splint Any device that immobilizes a body part
Sprain Trauma to a joint, which causes teaing of a ligaments.
Strain A streching or tearing of muscles or tendons caused by tramuma.
wound A break in the continuity of an extrenal or internal surfaces, caused by phyiscal means.
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