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Contamination

The introduction of dangerous chemicals, disease, or infectious materials.

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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.

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Decontamination

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

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Hazardous material incident

The release of a harmful substance into the environment.

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Multiple-casualty incident (MCI)

An emergency involving multiple patents.

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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 rescue operations.

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Standard precautions

A strict form of infection control that is based of 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.