Workforce Safety and Wellness

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Workforce Safety and Wellness
2012-09-01 17:27:24

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  1. A disease that is caused by infection or one that is capable of being transmitted  or  direct contact.
    Infectious Disease
  2. Any disease that can be spread from person to person or from animal to person.
    Communicable Disease
  3. The invasion of a host or host tissues by organisms such as bacteria, viruses, or parasites,  or  S/S of disease.
  4. A microogranism that is capable of causing disease in a susceptible host.
  5. The way in which an infectious agent is spread.
  6. Name and describe the routes of transmission.
    • Contact 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
  7. Inflammation of the liver, usually caused by a virus, that causes fever, loss of appetite, jaundice, fatigue, and altered liver function.
  8. Pathogenic microoragnisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans.
    Bloodborne Pathogens
  9. The federal regulatory compliance agency that develops, publishes, and enforces guidelines concerning safety in the workplace.
    Occupational Safety and Health Adminiostration (OSHA)
  10. The presence of infectious organisms on or in objects such as dressings, water, food, needles, wounds, or a pt. body.
  11. The primary federal agency that conducts and supports public health activities in the U.S.
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  12. 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.
    Standard Precautions
  13. The person in the department who is charged with the responsibility of managing exposures and infection control issues.
    Designated Officer
  14. Protective equipment that OSHA requires to be made available to EMS providers.
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  15. A chronic bacterial disease that usually affects the lungs but can also affect other organs such as the brain and kidneys.
    Tuberculosis (TB)
  16. A situation in which a person has had contact with blood, body fluids, tissues, or airborne particles that increases the risk of disease transmission.
  17. Procedures to reduce transmission of infection among pt. and health care personnel.
    Infection Control
  18. The body's ability to protect itself from aquiring a disease.
  19. 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.
  20. The tactical use of a impenetrable barrier to conceal EMS personnel and protect them from projectiles.
  21. The use of objects such as shrubs and bushes to limit a person's visibility of you.
  22. Name the body's three-stage response to stress and the three stages.
    • General Adaptation Syndrome
    •      Alarm Response
    •      Reaction and Resistance
    •      Recovery or Exhaustion
  23. A reaction to stress that occurs during a stressful situation.
    Acute Stress Reaction
  24. A reaction to stress that occurs after a stressful situation.
    Delayed Stress reaction
  25. Prolonged or excessive stress.
    Cumulative Stress Reaction
  26. 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)
  27. A process that confronts responses to critical incidents and defuses them.
    Critical incident Stress Management (CISM)
  28. Term for good stress
  29. Term for bad stress
  30. Name the body's three types of fuel.
    • Carbs
    • Fats
    • Protein
  31. Name the five stages of the grieving process.
    • Denial
    • Anger, Hostility
    • Bargaining
    • Depression
    • Acceptance