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Reaction to stress that occurs during a stressful situation.

acute stress reactions

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Spread of an organism in aerosol form.

airborne transmission

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Pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood that can cause disease in humans.

bloodborne pathogens

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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)

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Disease that can be spread from one person to another.

communicable disease

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Presence of infectious organisms on or in objects.

contamination

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Tactical use of an impenetrable barrier for protection.

cover and concealment

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Process that confronts the responses to critical incidents and defuses them.

critical incident stress management (CISM)

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Prolonged or excessive stress.

cumulative stress reactions

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Reaction to stress that occurs after a stressful situation.

delayed stress reaction

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Exposure or transmission of a communicable disease from one person to another by physical contact.

direct contact

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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.

exposure

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Contamination of food or water with an organism that can cause disease.

foodborne transmission

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Begins with alarm response, followed by a stage of reaction and resistance, followed by recovery or exhaustion.

General adaptive syndrome

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Inflammation of the liver.

hepatitis

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Organism or individual that is attacked by an infecting agent.

host

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Transmission of disease from one person to another by physical contact with a contaminated object.

indirect contact

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Procedures to reduce transmission of infection among patients and health care providers.

infection control

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Use of an animal to spread an organism from one person or place to another.

vector-borne transmission

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The way in which an infectious disease is spread: contact, airborne, vehicle, or vector.

transmission

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Microorganism that is capable of causing disease in a susceptible host.

pathogen

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Federal agency that develops, publishes and enforces guidelines concerning safety in the workplace.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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Protective equipment that OSHA requires to be made available to the EMT.

personal protective equipment (PPE)

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Delayed stress reaction to a prior incident.

post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)