Flashcards in Chapter 2 The Well-Being of the EMT Deck (9)
The introduction of dangerous chemicals, disease, or infectious materials.
Critical incident stress management (CISM)
A comprehensive system that includes education and resources to both prevent stress and deal with stress appropriately when it occurs.
The removal or cleansing of dangerous chemicals and other dangerous or infectious materials.
Hazardous material incident
The release of a harmful substance into the environment.
Multiple-casualty incident (MCI)
An emergency involving multiple patents.
The organisms that cause infection, such as viruses and bacteria.
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Equipment that protects the EMS worker from infection and/or exposure to the dangers of rescue operations.
A strict form of infection control that is based of the assumption that all blood and other body fluids are infectious.