Flashcards in Chapter 2 - Workforce Safety and Wellness Deck (24):
Reaction to stress that occurs during a stressful situation.
acute stress reactions
Spread of an organism in aerosol form.
Pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood that can cause disease in humans.
Primary federal agency that conducts and supports public health activities in the USA.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Disease that can be spread from one person to another.
Presence of infectious organisms on or in objects.
Tactical use of an impenetrable barrier for protection.
cover and concealment
Process that confronts the responses to critical incidents and defuses them.
critical incident stress management (CISM)
Prolonged or excessive stress.
cumulative stress reactions
Reaction to stress that occurs after a stressful situation.
delayed stress reaction
Exposure or transmission of a communicable disease from one person to another by physical contact.
Situation in which a person has had contact with blood, body fluids, tissues, or airborne particles in a manner that suggests disease transmission may occur.
Contamination of food or water with an organism that can cause disease.
Begins with alarm response, followed by a stage of reaction and resistance, followed by recovery or exhaustion.
General adaptive syndrome
Inflammation of the liver.
Organism or individual that is attacked by an infecting agent.
Transmission of disease from one person to another by physical contact with a contaminated object.
Procedures to reduce transmission of infection among patients and health care providers.
Use of an animal to spread an organism from one person or place to another.
The way in which an infectious disease is spread: contact, airborne, vehicle, or vector.
Microorganism that is capable of causing disease in a susceptible host.
Federal agency that develops, publishes and enforces guidelines concerning safety in the workplace.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Protective equipment that OSHA requires to be made available to the EMT.
personal protective equipment (PPE)