Unit 16: Vocabulary

Please study the 20 vocabulary terms below. Then press the Mark Complete button to continue.
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apprise
to provide or give information, to inform
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Please apprise me of the patients' condition if it changes.
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AED (automated external defibrillator)
portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses cardiac arrhythmia in a patient, and is able to treat them through defibrillation
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When the patient was hooked up to the AED it showed an arrhythmia and administered a small shock to correct it.
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CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
a first aid technique that can be used if someone is not breathing properly or if their heart has stopped
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A lot of first aiders learn CPR in the event of an emergency.
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cot
a flat board which is used for carrying patients in a horizontal position
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The paramedics carried the cot to the ambulance.
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disinfect
to thoroughly clean so as to kill bacteria
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It is important to disinfect all surfaces to stop infection from spreading.
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en-route
on the way, in the process of travelling to a location
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We are en-route and will be there in less than 5 minutes.
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extricate
to remove from a situations - often difficult or dangerous
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It took 3 firefighters to extricate the driver from the wreck.
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face-sheet
a form providing information to the hospital admitting a patient
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The nurse consulted the face-sheet and saw that the paramedic had already administered 5mg of the drug.
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jaundiced
yellowish in appearance
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Sometimes poor diet can result in a jaundiced appearance, but it could also signal a problem with the kidneys.
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LOC (level of consciousness test)
any test which is given to establish the mental condition of a patient. e.g. GCS test
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The Glasgow Coma Score is one of the most widely used level of consciousness tests as it provides objective data.
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nasogastric intubation
the process of inserting a plastic tube through the nose and into the stomach
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The paramedic had to perform a nasogastric intubation to administer the activated charcoal.
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paramedic
an EMT who has passed the 2nd grade of training
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He started as an EMT basic but after training and passing his final exam he is now a paramedic.
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prioritize
to give priority, importance to
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It can be emotionally difficult to prioritize patients as each of them need help.
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remediate
to correct or make right
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Insulin is used to remediate blood sugar levels.
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rig
an ambulance
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Most rigs have a driver and a paramedic.
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run-sheet
a list of all events and procedures organized in a temporal orde
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Remember to keep all run-sheets safe for future reference.
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stabilize
to make steadier, to prevent from changing
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He is losing too much blood; we need to stabilize him before we can move him.
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suppress
to curb, reduce, inhibit or stop
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He was given two pain killers to suppress the headache.
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ventilation
the process of using a mechanical device to provide air to a patient
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The patient needed ventilation to regulate his breathing.
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viable
possible, likely to succeed
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I am not sure if this is a viable course of action.
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