Flashcards in Ch 2 The Well-Being Of The EMT Deck (9)
The organisms that cause infection, such as viruses and bacteria.
A strict form of infection control that is based on assumption that all blood and other body fluids are infectious.
Personal Protective equipment (PPE)
Equipment that protects the EMS workers from infection and/or exposure to the dangers of resume operations.
The introduction of dangerous chemicals, disease, or infectious material.
A state of physical and/or psychological arousal to a stimulus.
Multiple-casualty Incident (MCI)
An emergency involving multiple patients.
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
A comprehensive system that includes education and resources to both prevent stress and to deal with stress appropriately when it occurs.
Hazardous Material Incident
The release of a harmful substance into the environment.