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Emergency Response Guidebook
A preliminary action guide for first responders operating at a hazardous materials incident
in coordination with the US Department of Transportation's labels and placards marking
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Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
A condition in which the walls of the aorta in the abdomen weaken and blood leaks into
the layers of the vessel, causing it to bulge.
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Fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters that have been modified for medical care; used to
evacuate and transport patients with life-threatening injuries to treatment facilities.
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Persons who are 12 to 18 years of age.
Apparent life-threatening event (ALTE)
An event that causes unresponsiveness, cyanosis, and apnea in an infant, who then
resumes breathing with stimulatio
Table 6-1 Vital Signs at Various Ages
Adults: 12 to 20 Breaths/min
Children: 15 to 30 breaths/min
Infants: 25 to 50 breaths/min
Table 6-2 Noticeable Characteristics at Various Ages
Table 7-3 The Six Rights of Medication Administration
Right Patient, Right