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Health Vocab

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OSHA
occupational safety and health act
greenhouse effect
warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere
ABC's of CPR
A referring to airway, B to breathing, and C to circulation.
stress
(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
smoke detector
Device that alerts people when there is smoke in the air
rescue breathing
artifical respiration
famine
A shortage of food
medicaid
health care for the needy
preferred provider organization
a managed care organization structures as a network of health care providers whoa agree to perform services for plan members at discounted fees usually plan members can recieve from non network providers for a higher charge
fire extinguisher
used to put out fire
priorities
to put in order from first to last or from most important to least important
biodegradable
capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria
degrees of burns
To distinguish a minor burn from a more serious burn
medicare
health care for the aged
closure
termination of operations
acid rain
rain that carries dangerous chemicals
road rage
when intense anger and driving mix
weather related emergencies
extremes of heat and cold can bring on conditions that require immediate care
conservation
A way of manageing natural resources to preserve habitats and wildlife.
laceration
a pysical, mental, or emotional wound
first aid
emergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained
rechanneling
transferring or redirecting your energies
recycling
the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products

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