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Advanced Cardiovascular
Life Support (ACLS)

Medical interventions used to treat victims of respiratory and/or cardiac emergencies and stroke, including invasive techniques such as intubation and administration of drugs.
BVM (Bag/Valve/Mask) A disposable ventilator comprised of a hand pumped inflatable bag, an airflow valve, and a face mask that is placed over the nose and mouth of the patient.
Bacteria The most common organisms on earth, bacteria are microscopic single cell organisms usually less than 1 micron in size.  While most bacteria are harmless to humans some are infectious pathogens capable of transmission from person to person including those that cause tuberculosis, cholera, pneumonia, typhoid, and strep throat.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Noninvasive assessments and interventions used to treat victims of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and stroke. This term has become synonymous with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and can include automated external defibrillation.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Noninvasive assessments and interventions used to treat victims of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and stroke. This term has become synonymous with basic life support (BLS) and can include automated external defibrillation.
E.L.V.I.S Emergency Life-support Ventilation and Intubation System.  A ground breaking portable emergency resuscitation system designed with essential integrated features, including a patented, medication/ suction port, and a 2H Technology™ air filtration system to significantly reduce exposure to infectious agents.
Endotracheal Tube A flexible plastic tube placed into the patient's trachea for the purpose of ventilating the patient's lungs when access via the nose and mouth are not possible or desirable.
Hydrophilic Hydrophilic filter media are designed to absorb and retain moisture and particulate from air without seriously compromising airflow efficiency.
Hydrophobic Hydrophobic filter media is commonly used in airway management and typically composed of synthetic fibers like polypropylene.  Because the fibers are hydrophobic in nature they do not absorb moisture from airflow.  Moisture and particulates accumulate on the fiber surfaces or pass through the filter.
Microorganism An organism that can be seen only through a microscope. Microorganisms include bacteria, protozoa, algae, and fungi.  Although viruses are not considered living organisms, they are sometimes classified as microorganisms.
Nanotechnology Science and technology development at the atomic, molecular or macromolecular levels, in the length scale of approximately 1- 100 nanometer (a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter) to provide a fundamental understanding of phenomena and materials at the nanoscale and to create and use structures, devices and systems that have novel properties and functions because of their small and/or intermediate size.  The application of science to developing new materials and processes by manipulating molecular and atomic particles.
Pathogen Any disease-producing agent especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism.
RespAide EFP's trademarked name for its state-of-the art CPR isolation mask.
Superstat Enhanced hemostatic collagen that provides rapid, safe, effective surgical hemostasis for surgery, trauma and burn wound management.
VIV Vapor Isolation Valve.  A modular air Filtration component for ISO compliant respiratory devices including CPR masks, manual resuscitation bags, breathing circuits, and endotracheal tubes.
Virus Ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within the cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic, consisting of a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein.  Inside the infected cell, the virus uses the synthetic capability of the host to produce progeny virus.
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