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Heat Exhaustion

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A heat-related illness that is caused by loss of significant amounts of fluid from perspiration. The symptoms include profuse sweating; fatigue; cool, pale, sweaty skin; nausea/vomiting.

Heat Stroke

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A life-threatening rise in body temperature due to overexposure to heat and breakdown of the body's temperature control system. It is a life-threatening condition.

Heimlich Maneuver

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The technique of clearing a nonbreathing patient's blocked airway by providing him or her with abdominal thrusts.

Hemorrhaging

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Massive bleeding.

High Risk

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Conditions or characteristics that make it more likely for an accident or incident to happen.

Hyperthermia

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Heat related emergencies that occur when a person spends too much time in a hot environment, without taking in enough fluid to maintain the body's equilibrium.

Hypothermia

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A loss of body heat.

Hypovolemic Shock

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Inadequate circulation of oxygenated blood to the vital organs, as result of the body's attempts to recover from severe injury or trauma.

Hypoxic Convulsions

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Due to lack of oxygen in the brain, persons may appear rigid or stiff, may jerk violently, and/or froth at the mouth.

Impairment

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A condition that takes away from the strength or quality of being able to do something.