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1

________ is caused by organisms within the body

infectious disease

2

a _______ can be spread from one person to another and from one species to another

communicable

3

infection risk can be minimized by:
1.
2.
3.

1. immunizations
2. protective techniques
3. handwashing

4

transmission =

the way an infectious disease is spread

5

routes of transmission include:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

1. direct contact (like blood)
2. indirect contact (like needlestick)
3. airborne
4. foodborne
5. vector-borne

6

_____ is the number one way to protect yourself from infectious disease

hand hygiene

7

list the two types of sexual harassment

1. quid pro quo
2. hostile work environment

8

list the 5 stages of grieving

1. denial
2. anger
3. bargaining
4. depression
5. acceptance

9

_______ are some of the most unstable and potentially lethal situations that an EMS provider will face

vehicle collisions

10

standard precautions for a patient with signs of the flu include ____ and ______

gloves and mask

11

_____ is the federal agency that conducts and supports public health

CDC

12

_______ is the presence of infectious organisms on or in objects such as dressing or water

contamination

13

the most likely fluid to expose an EMT to HIV is

blood

14

______ develops and publishes guidelines concerning decreasing the risk of infection in the workplace

OSHA

15

how many layers should you wear in cold weather

3 layers

16

______ is the individual in the department or agency that is charged with the responsibility of managing exposures and infection control issues

infection control officer

17

_______ are protective measures that EMT takes when dealing with objects, blood, body fluids or other potentially hazardous materials

standard precautions (goal is to interrupt the transmission of germs)

18

______ is a process that was developed to address acute stress situations and decrease the likelihood of PTSD after a highly stressful incident

CISM

19

stage of the grieving process identified by internalized anger, hopelessness, and the desire to die is

depression

20

when dealing with the death of a child the EMT should

acknowledge to the family that the child is dead

21

three stages of GAS (general adaptation system)

alarm response, reaction and resistance, recovery or exhaustion

22

pause to ______ if you suspect a patient has a communicable disease

don appropriate PPE

23

the carrier of an infectious organism may _______

never know that they have the disease

24

if you arrive at the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving a truck with a black and white diamond shaped label stating corrosive that is leaking fluid you should

keep a safe distance from the scene and notify dispatch of a hazardous material

25

at violent situations EMS personnel should only enter the scene only when

law enforcement indicates it is safe

26

a ________ occurs when the EMT is exposed to prolonged or excessive stress

cumulative stress reaction