Describe three acute radiation syndromes and their symptoms.
DefinitionDescription should include the concurrent symptom progression of
- hematological syndrome–lowered peripheral blood counts due to bone marrow damage
- gastrointestinal syndrome–diarrhea, fever, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance due to damage to gastrointestinal (GI) tract
- cardiovascular–(CV)/central nervous system (CNS)–convulsions, seizures, coma, death.
- What are the symptoms of hematological syndrome?
- What are the symptoms of gastrointestinal syndrome?
- What are the symptoms of neurological syndrome?
- How do acute radiation syndromes occur?
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The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
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Identify existing and potential hazards to clients, coworkers, visitors, and self in the healthcare workplace.