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lack of oxygen due to interrupted breathing
results from excessive exposure to thermal, chemical, electric, 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
subdiaphragmatic abdominal thrusts used to clear an obstructed airway
Physical restraints
any manual method or physical or mechanical device, material, or equipment attached to the client's body that restrict the client's movement
protective devices used to limit physical activity of the client or a part of the client's body
Safety monitoring device
a position-sensitive switch that triggers an audio alarm when the client attempts to get out of the bed or chair
a burn from a hot liquid or vapor, such as steam
a sudden onset of a convulsion or other paroxysmal motor or sensory activity
Seizure precautions
safety measures taken by the nurse to protect clients from injury should they have a seizure
Status epilepticus
continuous seizures

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