EMT-B VOCABULARY

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EMT-B VOCABULARY
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CHAPTER 7
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  1. AMERICAN STANDARD SYSTEM
    A SAFETY SYSTEM FOR OXYGEN CYLANDERS DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE ACCIDENTAL ATTACHMENT OF A REGULATOR TO THE WRONG GAS
  2. APNEA
    A PERIOD OF NOT BREATHING
  3. ASPERATION
    THE INTRODUCTION OF VOMIT OR OTHER FOREIGN SUBSTANCE INTO THE LUNGS
  4. ATAXIC RESPERATIONS
    IRREGULAR INEFFECTIVE RESPERATIONS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE AN IDENTIFIABLE PATTERN
  5. BAG VALVE MASK BVM
    • A DEVICE WITH A ONE WAY VALVE A FACE MASK ATTACHED TO A VENTALATION BAG
    • WHEN ATTACHED TO A RESERVOIR AND A OXYGEN SOURCE PROVIDES 90% O2
  6. BARRIER DEVICE
    A PROTECTIVE ITEM SUCH AS A POCKET MASK THAT LIMITS EXPOSURE TO BODY FLUIDS
  7. BILATTERAL
    A BODY PART ON CONDITION THAT APPEARS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BODY
  8. COMPLIANCE
    THE ABILITY OF THE ALVEOLI TO EXPAND WHEN AIR IS DRAWN IN DURING THE INHALATION
  9. DIFFUSION
    MOLECULES MOVE FROM AN AREA OF HIGH CONCENTRATION TO AN AREA OF LOW CONCENTRATION
  10. EXHALATION
    • THE PASSIVE PART OF BREATHING
    • DIAPHRAM AND INTERCOSTAL MUSCLES RELAX
  11. GASTRIC DISTENTION
    WHEN AIR FILLS THE STOMACH
  12. HYPOXIA
    WHEN BODY TISSUES AND CELLS DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH OXYGEN
  13. HYPOXIC DRIVE
    • WHEN CHRONICLY LOW LEVELS OF OXYGEN IN THE BLOOD STIMULATE THE RESPATORY DRIVE
    • SEEN IN PATIENTS WITH LUNG DISEASE
  14. ISCHEMIA
    LACK OF OXYGEN THAT DEPRIVES TISSUE OF NUTRIENTS
  15. PATENT
    OPEN, CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTION

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