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Coma

A state of being unaware in one setting in being unable to react or respond to people, places, or things

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Dementia

A sudden catastrophic event in which people are injured and killed and property is destroyed

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Disaster

A sudden catastrophic event in which people are injured and killed and property is destroyed

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Electrical shock

Electrical current passes through the body

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Ground

That which carries leaking electricity to the earth and away from an electrical item

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Hazard

Anything in the person setting that may cause injury or illness

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Hazardous substance

Any chemical in the workplace that can cause harm

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Hemiplegia

Paralysis on one side of the body

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Incident

In the event that has harmed or could harm a patient, resident, visitor, or staff member

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Paralysis

Loss of muscle muscle function, sensation, or both

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Paraplegia

Paralysis in the legs and lower trunk

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Poison

Any substance harmful to the body when ingested, and healed, injected, or absorbed through the skin

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Quadriplegia

Relisys in the arms, legs, and trunk

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Suffocation

When breathing stops from the lack of oxygen

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Tetraplegia

See "quadriplegia"

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Workplace violence

Violent acts (including assault and threat of assault) directed toward persons at work or while on duty