Chapter 2

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Chapter 2
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2014-02-13 23:44:34
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Workforce Safety and Wellness of the EMT
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  1. Five Emotional Stages of Dying
    • Denial (Not me)
    • Anger (Why me)
    • Bargaining (Ok, but first let me...)
    • Depression (Ok, but I haven't...)
    • Acceptance (Ok, I am not afraid)
  2. Burnout
    A state of exhaustion and irritability caused by cumulative stress
  3. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
    Ideally held within 24 to 72 hours of a critical incedent
  4. Defusing
    A version of CISD held within 1 to 4 hours following a critical incident
  5. Pathogens
    Microorganisms that cause diseases

    Ex: Bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, helminthes
  6. Standard Precautions
    Body substance isolation
  7. Cleaning
    The process of washing a soiled object with soap and water
  8. Disinfecting
    Includes cleaning, but also involves using a hospital-grade disinfectant or germicide to kill many of the microorganisms that may be present on the surface of the object
  9. Sterilization
    The process by which an object is subject to a chemical or physical substance that kills all microorganisms on the surface
  10. Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) Tuberculin Test
    Test that detects tuberculosis

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