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When a patient finds out that he is dying, he will go through several stages, each varying in duration and magitude. Whatever the length or order of these stages, they all affect both the patient and his familly. The stages include: (5)
1. Denial or "not me"
2. Anger or "why me"
3. Bargaining, or "OK, but first let me
4. Depression, or "OK, but i haven't
5. Acceptance, or "OK, I'm not afraid"

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First Resp
______ is an emotionally disruptive or upsetting condition that occurs in responce to adverse external influences.
Stress

page 40
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Stress is capable of affecting physical health by: (5)
1. increased heart rate
2. a rise in blood pressure
3. muscular tension
4. irritability
5. depression

page 40
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Surveys and research reports over the past two decades have revealed that ___% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress.
43%

page 40
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Stress may be a factore in up to __% of all non-traumatic deaths.
80%

pafe 40
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Two of the best ways to minimize the stress associated with responding to emergencies and caring fo rpatients are to: (2)
1. work closely with other more experienced responders
2. practice your skills often.

page 40
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The following are examaples of very stressful situations, or Critical Incidents, encountered in EMS: (6)
1. Multiple-Casualty incidents
2. Pediatric Patients
3. Death
4. Violence
5. Abuse and neglect
6. Death or injury of a coworker

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An emergency that involoves multiple patients is referred to as a ______-______ ______.
Multiple-Casualty incidents

page 41
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Some EMS providers suffer from ______, a reaction to cumulative stress or to multiple critical incidents.
Burnout

page 42
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Recognize the signs and symptoms of stress when they appear. They include: (
1. irritability with family, friends, and coworkers
2. inability to concentrate
3. changes in daily activities
4. loss in sexual activity
5. anxiety
6. indecisiveness
7. guilt
8. isolation
9. loss of interest in work or poor performance.

page 43
First Resp
_____ ______ ______ _____ is an in-depth and broad plan designed to help the Emergency Medical Responder cope with job-related stress.
Critical Incident Stress Managemetn (CISM)

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_____ ____ ____ _____ is a process in which teams of trained peer counselors and mental health professionals meet with rescuers and health care providers who have been involved in a major incident.
Critical Incident Stress Debrifing (CISD)

page 45
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It is important to realize that stress after a major incident is both _____ and to be _______.
Normal and to be Expected

page 45
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____ is a disease that an Emergency Medical Responder is least likey to acquire.
AIDS/HIV

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An estimated ____ health care workers die each year from Hepatitis B or C, or its complications, more than from any other infectious disease.
250

page 47
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____ ____ _____ _____ are specific steps that help to mininmize exposure to a patient's blood and body fluids.
Body Substance Isolation Precautions

page 46
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Infections are caused by organisms such as _____ and ______.
Viruses and Bacteria

page 48
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The four diseases of most concern to Emergency Medical Responders are:
1. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
2. Hepatitis
3. Tuberculosis (TB)
4. Meningitis

page 49
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The most infectious varieties of meningitis are caused by _____
Bacteria

page 51
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When deciding where to position the vehicle, consider that placement must provide for: (3)
1. access to equipment
2. efficient loading of the patient
3. continued traffic flow where possible or at least rerouting of traffic

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As an Emergency Medical Responder, you most important duty is a hazardous materials incident is to ________________ and take action to preserve your own safety and that of others.
Recognize Potential Problems

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