(2)Workforce Safety and Wellness

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(2)Workforce Safety and Wellness
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  1. The steps that contribute to wellness and their importance in managing stress
    • Nutrition
    • Weight Control
    • Exercise
    • Not Smoking
    • Periodic Health Risk Assessments
    • Utilizing Proper Body Mechanics
    • Mental, Emotional, Spiritual Well-Being
  2. The scientific study of function in living systems.
    This includes how organisms, organ systems, organs, cells, and bio-molecules carry out the chemical or physical functions that exist in a living system
    Physiology
  3. What are the physiological responses to stress
    • Fight or Flight syndrome
    • Acute, Delayed, and/or Cumulative stress reactions
  4. Common reactions to expect from critically ill and injured patients who be:
    • Fear
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Anger
    • Confusion
  5. Psychological Defense Mechanisms are
    • Denial
    • Regression
    • Projection
    • Displacement
  6. Techniques you can use to when working at stressful situations:
    • Control breathing
    • Progressive relaxation(tighten & relax muscles)
    • Professional assistance
    • Avoid Burnout
    • Know the stages of the grieving process
    • Understand dealing with: dying patients, Grieving family & children
  7. Stages of the Grieving process
    • Denial
    • Anger
    • Bargaining
    • Depression
    • Acceptance
  8. A delayed stress reaction to a previous incident, often the result of one or more unresolved issues concerning the incident
    Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  9. Steps that can be taken to decrease the likelihood that PTSD will develop
    Utilizing the Critical incident stress management (CISM)
  10. A medical condition caused by the growth and spread of small, harmful organisms within the body;
    A disease that is caused by infection or one that is capable of being transmitted with or without direct contact.
    Infectious Disease
  11. A disease that can be spread from one person or species to another
    Communicable disease
  12. Infectious diseases can be transmitted by:
    • Contact (direct or indirect)
    • Airborne
    • Food-borne
    • Vector-borne
  13. Standard precautions used to prevent infection when treating patients
    • Washing hands
    • Gloves
    • Gown
    • Mask, eye protection, face shield
    • HEPA respirator
    • Sharps container
  14. Steps of post-exposure management
    • Turn care over to another EMS provider
    • Wash affected area with soap and water
    • Rinse eyes 20 mins asap
    • Follow dept. infection control plan
    • Comply with all reporting req.
    • Get medical eval
    • Obtain immunization boosters
    • Document incident
  15. American Heart Association's Simple 7
    • Get active
    • Control cholesterol
    • Eat better
    • Manage blood pressure
    • Lose weight
    • Reduce blood sugar
    • Stop Smoking
  16. A consequence of chronic, unrelieved stress
    Burnout
  17. Stress can manifest in which of the following ways?
    • Physical 
    • Mental 
    • Emotional
  18. The standard immunization recommended for EMS providers:
    • Tetanus - diphtheria boosters (every 10 yrs)
    • Measles - mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine 
    • Influenza vaccine (yearly)
    • Hepatitis B vaccine
    • Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or having chickenpox
  19. The physiological responses of the fight or flight syndrome:
    • Dilation of the pupils 
    • Increased heart rate 
    • Dilation of the bronchi 
    • Mobi-lization of glucose 
    • Shunting of blood away from the gastrointestinal tract and cerebrum 
    • Increased blood flow to the skeletal muscles
  20. Denial, Regression, Projection, Displacement are all:
    Psychological Defense Mechanisms
  21. Dilation of the pupils 
    Increased heart rate 
    Dilation of the bronchi 
    Mobilization of glucose 
    Shunting of blood away from the gastrointestinal tract and cerebrum 
    Increased blood flow to the skeletal muscles
    Are physiological responses of the:
    Fight or flight syndrome
  22. Get active
    Control cholestero
    lEat better
    Manage blood pressure
    Lose weight
    Reduce blood sugar
    Stop Smoking
    Are all part of the:
    American Heart Association's Simple 7
  23. Pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans; include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B virus and human immunodeficiency virus.
    Bloodborne pathogens
  24. Muscle strength
    Flexibility
    Cardiac endurance
    Emotional equilibrium
    Posture (siting/standing)
    State of hydration
    Foods you eat
    Amount of sleep
    Are all factors that:
    Directly impact your chances of avoiding injury on the job

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