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Chapter 33 Introduction to Outdoor Emergency Care Vocabulary

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Behavior
an individual's actions or reactions in response to external or internal stimuli.
Behavioral emergency
a situation in which a person acts in a way that is unactable or intolerable to others and oftentimes poses a danger to themselves or others.
Crisis
a state of emotional turmoil within an individual in which the balance between thoughts and emotions is lost.
Dependent lividity
a purplish discoloration of the skin in the lowest parts of the body due to the settling of blood following death also called liver mortis.
Depression
a clinical state marked by feelings of sadness and self-loathing.
Liver mortis
a purplish discoloration of the skin in the lowest parts of the body due to the settling of blood following death also called dependent lividity
Neurosis
a condition in which a person exhibits abnormal behaviors but remains able to understand the normal boundaries of reality.
Positional asphyxia
a fatal condition in which a patient's body weight impars the ability to breath resulting in suffocation.
Psychosis
a condition in which a person exhibits abnormal behaviors and has altered perceptions of reality.
Reasonable force
the minimum force needed to keep a patient from hurting himself or others
Restraint
any method physical or mechanical that restricts the movement of a patient.
Rigor mortis
stiffening of the body after death.
Schizophrenia
a psychiatric disorder in which a person cannot distinguish what is real from what is not real.
Suicide
the intentional taking of one's own life.