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emergencies, heart,acute illness,accidents&recovery

3 terms used for a heart attack

coronary thrombosis
coronary occlusion
myocardial infarction

second degree burn

invloves the epidermis and part of the dermis, and forms a blister


type of wound that involves a scrape of the epidermis with dots of blood, dirt and gravel

four minutes

number of minutes brain damage may reslut, from lack of oxygen


term used to describe the severity and length of time for onset of diseases or illness, when a situation is hidden, not apparent, or treacherous


severe involuntary contractions of the muscle that first cause the patient to become rigid and then to have uncontrolled movement

first hour

is so important in an emergency services that directly correlates with the prognosis and the possibility of recovery


used to describe the onset of illness or disease where a situation has a rapid onset, severe symptons, and hort course


type of hemmorage that produces bright red blood ina spurts of blood

3 things to ask if someone calls regarding a possible poison injestion

what was taken
how much was taken
what time was it taken


mobility device used to give foot, ankle, knee, or leg injury or surgery and oppurtunity to heal

purpose of the office policy manual

porvides guidelines to follow when dealing with emergecies

bee sting treatment

scrape stinger out with a sharp object

dislocation treatment

immobilize it

foreign object in ear treatment

warm olive oil, baby oil

shock treatment

put patient in recumbent position with feet elevated, and cover with a blanket

epistaxis treatment

elevate head, pinch nostrils for 6 min, and use cold compress over nasal area

venous bleeding treatment

quickly apply pressure, and elevate portion of body

cold exposure treatment

slowly rewarm body part in water that is 103-105 degrees

fainting treatment

have patient lower head between legs ot lay down with feet elevated

hypoglycemia treatment

administer sugar

convulsion treatment

move objects away from patient, never restrain, and never place anything in patients mouth


over use of a muscle or groups of muscles

flexibility excersises

increases muscle strength and makes body more flexible

range of motion

extend of flexibility


breaks in bone caused my trauma or disease

foreign body

object that becomes lodged in any part of the body


cardiovascular accident, caused by a broken blood vessel in the brain



diabetic coma

caused by increased amount of sugar in the blood (hyperglycemia)

incident report

report used to document an accident or emergency

medical emergency

any situation in which a person suddenly becomes ill, or injured, calling for decided action

emergency kit

know how to use it
know how to prepare kit
check occasionally for missing items, and expiration dates

mobility devices

used for surgery patients, physically challenged, and injured persons

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