EMT B Chapter 2: The Well-Being Of The EMT-B Vocabulary

Vocabulary From Chapter 2 Of The EMT-B Textbook.

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Body Substance Isolation (BSI)
An infection control concept and practice that assumes that all body fluids are potentially...
A condition of chronic fatigue and frustration that results from mounting stress over time.
An animal or person who is infected with and may transmit an infectious disease but may not...
Communicable Disease
Any disease that can be spread from person to person, or from animal to person.
Contagious Disease
An infectious disease that is capable of being transmitted from one person to another.
The presence of infectious organisms on or in objects such as dressings, water, food, needles,...
Cover and Concealment
The tactical use of an impenetrable barrier to conceal EMS personnel and protect them from...
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
A confidential peer group discussion of a severely stressful incident that usually occurs within...
Critical Incident Stress Management
A process that confronts the responses to critical incidents and defuses them, directing the...
Designated Officer
The individual in the department who is charged with the responsibility of managing exposures...
Direct Contact
Exposure or transmission of a communicable disease from on person to another by physical contact.
A person has had contact with blood, body fluids, tissues, or airborne particles in a manner...
Exposure Control Plan
A comprehensive plan that helps employees to reduce their risk of exposure to or acquisition...
General Adaptation Syndrome
Body's three-stage response to stress. (1.) Alarm response, (2.) Reaction/Resistance, (3.)...
Inflammation of the liver that causes fever, loss of appetite, jaundice, fatigue, and alter...
Herpes Simplex
Infections cause by human herpes viruses 1 & 2. Causes small blisters at the location of the...
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection
The virus that can cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
The organism or individual that is attacked by the infecting agent.
The abnormal invasion of a host or host tissues by organisms such as bacteria, viruses, or...
Infectious Disease
Caused by infection, in contrast to on caused by faulty genes, metabolic or hormonal disturbance,...
An inflammation of the meningeal coverings of the brain and spinal cord; it is usually caused...
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The federal regulatory compliance agency that develops, publishes, and enforces guidelines...
A microorganism that is capable of causing disease in a susceptible host.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Protective equipment that OSHA requires to be made available to the EMT. In the case of infection...
Postraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
A delayed stress reaction to a prior incident. This delayed reaction is often the result of...
Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Potentially life threatening viral infection that usually starts with flu-like symptoms.
The way in which an infectious agent is spread: contact, airborne, by vehicles, or by vectors.
A chronic bacterial disease that usually affects the lungs, but can also affect other organs...
Universal Precautions
Protective measures developed by the CDC for use in dealing with objects, blood, body fluids,...
The strength or ability of a pathogen to produce disease.

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