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Asphyxiation
A lack of oxygen due to interrupted breathing.
Bioterrorism
Intentional attack using biological weapons such as viruses, bacteria, or other germs.
Burn
Results from excessive exposure to thermal, chemical, electrical, or radioactive agents.
Carbon Monoxide
An odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is very toxic.
Chemical Restraints
Medications used to control socially disruptive behavior.
Electric Shock
Occurs when a current travels through the body to the ground rather than through electric wiring, or from static electricity that builds up on the body.
Heimlich Maneuver
Abdominal thrusts used to clear an obstructed airway.
Physical Restraints
Any manual method or physical or mechanical device, material, or equipment attached to the clients body that cannot be removed easily and that restricts the clients movement.
Restraints
Protective devices used to limit physical activity of the client or a part of the body.
Safety Monitoring Devices
An electronic sensor or monitor that detects when clients are attempting to get out of a bed or chair and triggers an alarm.
Scald
A burn from a hot liquid or vapor, such as steam.
Seizure Precautions
Safety measures taken to protect clients from injury should they have a seizure.
Seizure
A sudden onset of excessive electrical discharges in one or more areas of the brain.