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Exposure to or transmission of a communicable disease from one person to another by physical contact.
An event that overwhelms the ability to cope with the experience, either at the scene or later.
Any agent or situation that causes stress
A reaction in which a person subconsciously transforms his or her anxiety into a bodily dysgunction; the person may be unable to see or hear or may become partially paralyzed.
The exhaustion of physical or emotional strength
Any disease that can be spread from person to person or from animal to person.
Pathogenic microorganisms that are present in the human blood and can cause disease in humans; include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B virus and hyman immunodeficiency virus.
Reaction to stress that occurs during a stressful situation.
Acute Stress Reaction
A return to more childish behavior while under stress.
Prolonged or excessive stress.
Cumulative Stress reaction
An early response to a serious medical emergency, in which the severity of the emergency is diminished or minimized.
- Denial is the first coping mechanism for people who believe they are going to die.
Reaction to stress that occurs after a stressful situation.
Delayed Stress Reaction
Blaming unacceptable feeling, motives, or desires on others.
The spread of an organism in aerosol form.
Redirection of an emotion from yourself to antoher person.
The invasion of a host or host tissues by organisms such as bacteria, viruses, or parasites, with or without signs or symptoms of disease.
Exposure or transmission of disease from one person to another by contact with a contaminated object.
A physiologic response to a profound stressor that helps a person deal with the situation at hand; features increased sypathetic tone and results in dilation of the pupils, increased heart rate, dilation of the bronchi, mobilization of glucose, shunting of blood away from the gastrointestinal tract and cerebrum, and increased blood flow to the skeletal muscles.
Procedures to reduce transmission of infection among patients and health care personnel.
A disease that is caused by infection or one that is capable of being transmitted with or without direct contact.
A delayed stress reaction to a previous incident, often the result of one or more unresolved issues concerning the incident.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
A nonspecific resonse of the body to any demand made on it.
A process that confronts responses to critical incidents and defuses them.
Critical Incidnt Stress Management (CISM)
The way in which an infectious agent is spread: contact, airborne, by vehicles (for example, food or needles), or by vectors.
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 disease.
A fear reaction in which a persons judgment seems to disappear entirely; it is particularly dangerous because it may precipitate mass panic among others.
Psychological ways to relieve stress; they are usually automatic or subconscious.
- Defense Mechanisms
- They include denial, regression, projection, and displacement.
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 disease.
"Accidental Death and Disability" noted that EMS could provide two service to the community:
-emergency calls and transportation to doctor appointments.
-emergency calls and injury prevention training.
-emergency calls and other patient transportation.
-emergency calls and community wellness checks.
Emergency calls and injury prevention training.
Which of the following is not considered a normal response to an injury or illness?
IN a(n)________program, ambulance services provide professional wellness assistance to their employees.
-ambulance wellness services
Stress can manifest in which of the following ways?
-All of the above
All of the above
The exhaustion of physical and emotional strength associated with the nature of the paramedic's job is known as what?
The ability to concentrate and operate during an event but being nervous or excited afterwards is know as what?
-Delayed stress reaction
-Acute stress reaction
-Cumulative stress reaction
-Overall stress reaction
Delayed stress reaction
A condition in which calls preoccupy providers for weeks or even months is known as what?
-Delayed stress reaction
-Posttraumatic stress disorder
-Overwhelming stress resonse
-Abnormal stress accumulation
Posttraumatic stress disorder
Which of the following American customs should the EMS provider recognize as a potential multicultural misunderstanding?
-Calling an ambulance
-Going to a hospital
-Making eye contact
-Respecting the uniform
Making eye contact
The grieving process involves denial,anger._____,depression, and acceptance.
Communicable diseases can be transferred from ___to____.
Which of the following could be considered a means of indirect transmission?
-Blood to eye
-Urine to skin
Studies have shown that ___ calls demand the use of lights and sirens.
What should be done between each patient contact?
-Dispose of mask
The N95 respirator should be worn to reduce the risk of contracting what disease?
What is not necessary for a provider to do if an infectious exposure occurs?
-Follow the infection control plan
-Get a medical evaluation
-Obtain immunization boosters
-Tell his or her partner about the incident
Tell his or her partner about the incident
Which of the following pieces of equipment should be sanitized regularly?
A used laryngoscope blade should be cleaned with:
-bleach 1:10 solution
-nothing since it will be disposed of
To which of the following scenes should law enforcement be requested to respond with EMS?
-labor and delivery
-All-terrain vehicle accident
Which of the following is not a standard immunization recommended for EMS providers?
Which of the following does not require disposal into a sharps container?