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contamination

the introduction of dangerous chemicals, disease, or infectous materials.

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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.

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decontamination

the removal or cleansing of dangerous chemicals and other dangerous or infectious materials.

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hazardous materials incident

the release of a harmful substance into the environment.

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multiple casualty incident (MCI)

an emergency involving multiple patients.

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pathogens

the organisms that cause infection, such as viruses and bacteria.

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personal protective equipment (PPE)

equipment that protects the EMS worker from infection and/or exposure to the dangers of redlscue operations.

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Standard Precautions

a strict form of infection control that is based on the assumption that all blood and other body fluids are infectious.

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stress

a state of physical and/or psychological arousal to a stimulus.