Chapter 29

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  1. anaphylaxis
    A life-threatening sensitivity to an antigen
  2. cardiac arrest / sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)
    the heart stops suddenly and without warning
  3. convulsion / seizure
    Violent and sudden contractions or tremors of muscle groups
  4. fainting
    The sudden loss of consciousness from an inadequate blood supply to the brain
  5. first aid
    Emergency care given to an ill or injured person before medical help arrives
  6. hemorrhage
    The excessive loss of blood in a short time
  7. respiratory arrest  
    Breathing stops but heart action continues for several minutes
  8. shock
    Results when organs and tissues do not get enough blood
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Chapter 29
Assisting with emergency care
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