chapter 36

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  1. arrhythmia
    an abnormality or irregularity in the heart rhythm
  2. asystole
    the absence of a heartbeat
  3. cyanosis
    a blue coloration of the mucus membranes and body extremities caused by lack of oxygen
  4. echymosis
    a hemorrhagic skin discoloration commonly called BRUISING
  5. emetic
    a sbustance that causes vomiting
  6. fibrillation
    rapid random ineffective contractions of the heart
  7. hematuria
    blood in the urine
  8. idiopathic
    pertainig to a condition or disease that has no known cause
  9. mediastinum
    the space in the center of the chest under the sternum
  10. myocardium
    the musclular lining of the heart
  11. necrosis
    the death of cells or tissue
  12. photophobia
    an abnormal sensitivity to light
  13. polydipsia
    excessive thirst
  14. thrombolytics
    agents that dissolve blood clots
  15. transient ischemic attack (TIA)
    temporary neurologic symptoms caused by a gradual or partial occlusion of a cerebral blood vessel
  16. DHHS
    the U.S department of health and human services
  17. data compiled by the occupational safety and health administration OSHA revealed the leading cause of accidents in an office setting are
    slips , trips , and falls
  18. abc fire extinguisher
    most common

    empty within 15 seconds
  19. OPIM
    other potentially infectious material
  20. LEMA
    local governments are responsible for creating a local emergency management authority

    fire , emergency medical services , public health community wide emergencis.

    agency are reponsible for developing all hazards response plan that would be appropriate for any community emergency
  21. local office turn to
    sate, regional or federal officals for assistance as needed
  22. febrile seizure
    is transient and occurs with a rapid rise in body temperature over 101.8 F

    childern 6 months to 5 years
  23. grand mal seizure
    uncontrolled muscular contractions
  24. sprains
    are tears of the ligaments that support a joint
  25. strains
    are injuries to a muscle and its tendons
  26. abrasion
    a scrape on the surface of the skin
  27. laceration
    deeper more jagged wound
  28. puncture wound
    occurs when an object is lodged in the body tissues
  29. avulsion
    an injury in which tissue is torn away

    example: complete or partial removal of a finger
  30. nose bleed

    a hemorrhage that usually results from the rupture of small vessels in the nose
  31. frostbite
    freezing of tissue

    temperature falls to a range of 14 to 25 F
  32. hypothermia
    core body temperature drops below 95 F or 35 C
  33. dehydration
    when more water is excreted than is taken in
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chapter 36

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