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Heart beat found on each side of the neck

Carotid pulse

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An agent that includes vomiting

Emetic

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Death of tissue

Gangrene

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Failure of the cardiovascular system to keep adequate blood circulating to the vital organs of the body

Shock

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Application of sudden pressure on the victims diaphragm so as to expel the substance blocking the airway

Abdominal thrusts

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One of the number of points along the main artery supplying blood to an affected limb

Pressure point

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The lower part of the sternum that projects downward to the point where the sternum meets the lower ribs

Xiphiod process

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A state in which air is unable to reach the lungs

Respiratory failure

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Any substance—solid, liquid, gas—that causes injury, illness, or death when introduced into the body

Poison

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Artificial respiration

Rescue breathing

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True/False: over half of the people bitten by poisonous snakes die

False

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True/False: rescue breathing should be continued until the victim is breathing or medical help comes

True

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True/False: about half of the poisonings that occur in the U.S. each year involve Meds or household products

True

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True/False: in case of a severe burn remove all victims clothing that is stuck to the burn

False

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True/False: a person with AB blood can receive any type of blood

True

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True/False: in case of respiratory failure oxygen must be restored to the brain within 4 min. To prevent brain damage

True

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True/False: if you suspect frost bite you should rub the area to increase circulation

False

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True/False: chest compressions should never be practiced on a person whose heart is beating

True

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True/False: a person who has never received training in CPR should still attempt CPR to save someone

False

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True/False: a fracture is a condition resulting from torn ligaments

False

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If a person has his hands on his throat and is unable to breath, cough, or speak you should

Administer abdominal thrusts

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The first step in administering rescue breaths,

Tilt the head back

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First aid for a snake bite includes

Keeping the bitten area at or below heart level

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The type of burn when all skin, nerves, muscles, fat, and bones are destroyed

Third degree

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Heat cramps are accompanied with

Heavy sweating

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If a person faints you should

Leave them laying down and elevate their legs

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A wound that results when the tissue is separated from the victims body

Avulsion

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Immersion is cold water or placing ice packs under the neck, groin, or under the arms, what is happening?

Heat stroke

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In CPR compressions are used to

Move blood through body

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Essay: If you suddenly get something stuck in your throat, what do you do?

If you are around people, you should do the universal sign of choking, so they know to begin the Hiemlech Maneuver. If you are alone you should find a nearby chair or desk and try to lean over and perform abdominal thrust into the chair to remove what is blocking your airway.

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