EMT ch 21-23
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EMT ch 21-23
misdirected and excessive response by the immune system to an allergen
a severe life-threatening immune response/allergic reaction.
generalized feeling of weakness or discomfort
2 main signs and symptoms that indicate severe anaphylactic reaction
airway and respiratory compromise
contaminated food or water. or from undercooked food
common poisoning from contaminated poultry, milk, and water
severe gastrointestinal poisoning from numerous contaminated foods, undercooked foods, and untreated water
Escherichia coli "e coli"
food poisoning from unhygienic food prep, associated with foods served cold
chronic brain syndrome resulting from the toxic effect of alcohol on the central nervous system combined with malnutrition
the lining of the abdominal cavity. has 2 layers visceral and parietal.
organs that contain a type of substance that may leak into the abdominal cavity if the organ is injured or perforated. don't usually bleed as much as the other organs
very vascular organs, can bleed a lot which leads to shock.
large blood vessels in the abdominal cavity
pain that occurs when the organ itself is involved. usually less severe, and poorly localized
pain from the irritation of the peritoneal lining. more severe pain, and fairly easy to localize
parietal pain or somatic pain
visceral pain that is felt elsewhere in the body
inflammation of the gallbladder. commonly associated with gallstones
vomiting blood, can look bright red or like coffee grounds
bright red blood in the stool, normally signifying a rapid onset
dark tarry stools containing decomposing blood normally from the upper gastrointestinal system
a weakened, ballooned, and enlarged area of the wall of the abdominal aorta. can rupture and is one of the most lethal causes of abdominal pain.
abdominal aortic aneurysm AAA
knees drawn up to the chest and hands clenched over the abdomen
abdominal wall muscle contraction that the patient can't control, resulting from inflammation of the peritoneum.
involuntary guarding or rigidity
the onset of the menstrual cycle (menses).
strong uterine cramps that cause the severe pain during menstruation
tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder
the small sac where sperm is stored in males
blood in the urine