Workforce Safety and Wellness
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Workforce Safety and Wellness
AAOS AEMT Ch 2
A disease that is caused by infection or one that is capable of being transmitted
Any disease that can be spread from person to person or from animal to person.
The invasion of a host or host tissues by organisms such as bacteria, viruses, or parasites,
S of disease.
A microogranism that is capable of causing disease in a susceptible host.
The way in which an infectious agent is spread.
Name and describe the routes of transmission.
Direct Contact: Physical contact with infected person
Indirect Contact: Contact with a contaminated object
Airborne: Spread in aerosol form
Foodborne: Contaminated food or water
Vector-borne: Spread by insect or animal
Inflammation of the liver, usually caused by a virus, that causes fever, loss of appetite, jaundice, fatigue, and altered liver function.
Pathogenic microoragnisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans.
The federal regulatory compliance agency that develops, publishes, and enforces guidelines concerning safety in the workplace.
Occupational Safety and Health Adminiostration (OSHA)
The presence of infectious organisms on or in objects such as dressings, water, food, needles, wounds, or a pt. body.
The primary federal agency that conducts and supports public health activities in the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Protective measures that have traditionally been developed by the CDC for use in dealing with objects, blood, body fluids, or other potential exposure risks of communicable diseases.
The person in the department who is charged with the responsibility of managing exposures and infection control issues.
Protective equipment that OSHA requires to be made available to EMS providers.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
A chronic bacterial disease that usually affects the lungs but can also affect other organs such as the brain and kidneys.
A situation in which a person has had contact with blood, body fluids, tissues, or airborne particles that increases the risk of disease transmission.
Procedures to reduce transmission of infection among pt. and health care personnel.
The body's ability to protect itself from aquiring a disease.
The number of injured people. Usually expressed as a reate, meaning the number of nonfatal injuries in a certain population in a given time period devided by the size of the population.
The tactical use of a impenetrable barrier to conceal EMS personnel and protect them from projectiles.
The use of objects such as shrubs and bushes to limit a person's visibility of you.
Name the body's three-stage response to stress and the three stages.
General Adaptation Syndrome
Reaction and Resistance
Recovery or Exhaustion
A reaction to stress that occurs during a stressful situation.
Acute Stress Reaction
A reaction to stress that occurs after a stressful situation.
Delayed Stress reaction
Prolonged or excessive stress.
Cumulative Stress Reaction
A delayed stress reaction to a previous incident. Characterized by reexperiencing the event and over responding to stimuli that recalled the event.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
A process that confronts responses to critical incidents and defuses them.
Critical incident Stress Management (CISM)
Term for good stress
Term for bad stress
Name the body's three types of fuel.
Name the five stages of the grieving process.