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Airway

The passage by which air enters and leaves the body

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Artery

A vessel carrying blood away from the heart

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Asphyxia

Lack of oxygen and increase of carbon dioxide in the body

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Assessment

Evaluation of the casualty as indicated by the history, symptoms and signs observed

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Blood pressure

The force exerted by the blood against the wall of an artey

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Breastbone (sternum)

The flat bone which forms the middle of the chest which separates the ribs

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Cardiac arrest

Sudden storage of the heart

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Cardio

Relating to the heart

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Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

A resuscitation technique that combines expired air resuscitation with external cardiac compression

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Carotid pulse

The heart beat as felt in the arteries in the neck

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Coma

A state of unconsciousness

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Coma position

The way an unconscious casualty is placed to ensure that the airway is clear and likely obstructions flow out of the mouth

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Compress

A cold dressing that assists control of brushing swelling and helps relieve pain

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Concussion

Injury to the brain usually caused by a blow, sometimes leading to dizziness, nausea, loos of consciousness and weak pulse

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Crater wound

Wound caused by tissue being ripped from the body

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Dilated

Widened

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Dislocated

Injuries in which the bones of a joint are pushed out of normal contact with each other

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EAR - Expired Air Resuscitation

Technique used when casualty is unable to breathe

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ECC- External Cardiac Compression

Compression of the heart from outside the body by pressing on the sternum to provide artificial circulation of blood

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Fainting

A form of loss of consciousness

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Fracture

A break in a bone

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Immobilise

To prevent from moving

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Lateral position

An alternative to the coma position

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Nausea

A feeling of sickness

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Operator

A person performing CPR, ECC or EAR

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Pallor

Paleness of skin

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Pulmonary

Relating to the lungs

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Resuscitation

Reviving one who is seriously injured or apparently dead

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Shock

A condition when the circulatory system is not carrying sufficient blood to the tissues

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Sprain

Stretching of the ligaments

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Strain

Over stretching or over exerting of a muscle

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Trachea

The windpipe

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Unconsciousness

A condition in which the brain fails to respond to the message sent to it

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Wound

A break in the continuity of the tissue in the body