EMT-B CHAPTER 21 Vocabulary

  1. blunt trauma -
    - An impact on the body by objects that cause injury without penetrating soft tissues or internal organs and cavities.
  2. cavitation -
    - A phenomenon in which speed causes a bullet to generate pressure waves, which cause damage distant from the bullet''s path.
  3. coup-contrecoup brain injury
    -- A brain injury that occurs when force is applied to the head and energy transmission through brain tissue causes injury on the opposite side of original impact.
  4. deceleration -
    - The slowing of an object.
  5. index of suspicion
    -- Awareness that unseen life-threatening injuries may exist when determining the mechanism of injury.
  6. kinetic energy
    -- The energy of a moving object.
  7. mechanism of injury (MOI)
    -- The way in which traumatic injuries occur; the forces that act on the body to cause damage
  8. multisystem trauma patient -
    - A patient who experienced trauma that affects more than one body system.
  9. penetrating trauma -
    - Injury caused by objects, such as knives and bullets, that pierce the surface of the body and damage internal tissues and organs
  10. potential energy -
    - The product of mass, gravity, and height, which is converted into kinetic energy and results in injury, such as from a fall.
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EMT-B CHAPTER 21 Vocabulary
EMT-B CHAPTER 21 Vocabulary