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  • Advanced cardiac life support [r]: The use of methods and equipment, beyond the level of cardiopulmonary resuscitation but less than surgical or interventional cardiology, to treat cardiopulmonary arrest. [e]
  • Anaphylaxis [r]: An acute allergic reaction caused by exposure to an antigen to which the patient is hypersensitive. [e]
  • Arthrocentesis [r]: Procedure where by a needle in introduced into a joint space for the purpose of removing joint fluid for diagnostic purposes. [e]
  • Cellulitis [r]: Acute, diffuse, inflammation of loose connective tissue, particularly the deep subcutaneous tissues, and sometimes muscle, usually due to infection and associated with redness, pain, swelling and warmth to the touch [e]
  • Compartment syndrome [r]: A condition which increased pressure within a limited space, usually an extremity compromises the blood circulation and function of tissue within that space. This can be caused by tight external constriction, trauma, extravasation of an intraosseous infusion, or extreme exertion [e]
  • Cryogenics [r]: The study of the production and behaviour of materials at very low temperature (below –150 °C, –238 °F or 123 K). [e]
  • Emergency medical service [r]: The system of field medical support from an incident of injury or disease, to activation of the emergency service, to field and in-transit stabilization, until handoff to definitive medical care [e]
  • Emergency medical system [r]: Under physician control, a system beginning with methods for invoking it, delivering field medicine and transporting patients by emergency medical technicians, emergency physician response and triage [e]
  • Evidence-based medicine [r]: The conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. [e]
  • Gangrene [r]: Destruction of biological tissue, primarily from a compromised blood supply, but also from destructive microorganisms or their exotoxins [e]
  • Hospice and palliative medicine [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Medicine [r]: The study of health and disease of the human body. [e]
  • Respiratory emergencies [r]: Medically established procedures for assessment and management of potentially life-threatening conditions involving the respiratory system, with appropriate anatomical, physiological, and pathological context [e]
  • Triage [r]: The process of sorting victims of disease or violence, so the greatest number can be helped with the available resources, and treatment prioritized to have the best chance of preserving life. [e]