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Bandage

Non-sterile gauze or other material applied over a sterile dressing to protect and immobilize

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Bioethics

Ethical issues dealing with life

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Cauterized

To destroy tissue through application of caustic agent

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Crash cart

A tray or cart that is readily available containing medications and supplies needed for emergency and first aid procedures

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Crepitation

Grating sound heard on movement of broken bone

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Defendant

Person being charged

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Doctrine

Principle of law established through past decisions

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Ethics

Defines what is morally right or wrong

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Expressed contract

A written or verbal contract that specifically describes what each party in contract will do

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Fracture

Break in a bone

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Hypothermia

Body temperature is dangerously low, can result in death

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Implied contract

Contract indicated by actions, rather than words

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Libel

False and malicious writing about another constituting a defamation of character

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Minor

Person who has not reached age 18

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Negligence

Failure to exercise standard of care

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Plaintiff

Person bringing charges against another

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Occlusion

Closure of a passage; a clog

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Shock

Circulatory system not providing blood to all parts of the body

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Slander

False and malicious spoken words

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Sprain

Injury to a joint

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Strain

Overuse or stretching of a muscle

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Surrogate

Substitute

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Syncope

Fainting

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Tort

A wrongful act that results in injury to one person by another

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Triage

A method of prioritizing treatment