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What does AIDS stand for?
AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS).
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HIV (Human Immunodefiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.) When people first started exhibiting symptoms of HIV and AIDS, doctors an…d scientists had no idea what was causing the infection. Many people who were experiencing the symptoms were MSM (Men who have Sex with Men.) Before the terms HIV and AIDS were created, GRIDS was used. GRIDS means: Gay Related Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The term was discontinued shortly after its coining because HIV/AIDS obviously infects many people who aren't gay. The term GRIDS was dropped when scientists developed the AIDS classification. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was not discovered until years later.
The acronym AVPU is used to determine the alertness and level of consciousness of a patient. It is commonly taught in first aid courses and used by triage personnel, first aid…ers and emergency medical technicians. Alert - is alert and responsive; eyes open spontaneously when approached. Voice - responds to voice. Pain - responds to a painful stimuli. Unresponsive - does not respond to a painful stimuli. AVPU is pivotal to medical staff as it outlines the mental capacity of the patient in light of their accident. Once the level of AVPU is established, the medical personnel can work through the priority action and treatment plan. Usually, medical or first aid personnel will circle the relevant letter. For example, if the patient responds to voice, the V on the AVPU is circled or highlighted.
S = Sit or Lay E = Expose & Examine E = Elevate P = Pressure
Fast is an acronym for signs/symptoms and treatment of Stroke. F: Facial Droopiness- Does the face shape suddenly change? A: Arm Droopiness- Ask person to hold out arms st…raight. Does one arm drop? S: Speech- Is the speech slurred or sound funny? (If any person shows ANY of the signs above)... T: Time- Time to call for an ambulance.
protection, rest, ice, compress, elevate
Deformities Open Wounds Tenderness Swelling
Rice stands for REST, ICE, COMPRESSION, and ELEVATION. this is used for injuries in which you were hit or something similar, such as getting hit in the shin with a golf club, …you want to stay off of it (rest), put ice on it so it doesn't swell, along with compression to help with the swelling, and elevate the injury.
Airway Breathing Circulation
LLF: Look, Listen & Feel: Look for the rise and fall of the chest, Listen for sounds of breathing and Feel for the exhalation of air.
it stands for danger response airway breathing and circulation
well im in Australia and we use DRABC...they stand for: Danger- is there a danger to youself, bystanders or the casualty Response- does the casualty respond to any sort of… communication between you and them Airway- does the casualty have a clear airway with no blockages Breathing- is casualty breathing Circulation- check casualties hands and feet, are they normal colour?
AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the name for a virus that makes your immune system weaker, and AI…DS is the name of the condition, brought on by the virus, when your immune system doesn't work anymore.
(From "What is CPR?" on this site) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the procedure of maintaining artificial respiration and artificial circulation in a mammal wh…o has gone into cardiac arrest through repeating cycles of chest compressions and ventilations. It is intended to maintain adequate oxygenation and circulation of critical body tissues, particularly those of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and heart so that advanced life support procedures can restore the circulatory system to a functional state. Cardio means heart, pulmonary pertains to lungs, and resuscitation means to revive from death or unconsciousness. CPR is indicated for people or animals who are not breathing and are unable to maintain adequate circulation. The exact methods for performing CPR vary by species and age and are updated regularly. There is an international committee, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) that convenes approximately every five years to consolidate resuscitation research and publish updated guidelines for human resuscitation, including CPR, along with more minor publications in between these major updates. The exact methods of performing CPR are covered in other questions on this site.
AMPLE is an acronym and (roughly) stands for: Allergies Medicines Previous medical conditions Last time the patient has eaten and how much Event History
Circulation Airway Breathing Sometimes referred to as the ABC's Airway, Breathing, Circulation This relates directly to first aid. The only thing I can think that is …close is Coronary Artery Bypass. But that's usual CABG ("Cabage") - Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. But that is a medical procedure and not applicable to First Aid unless it's part of patients history.