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Surgery The immediate closure of a surgical field in a multitrauma patient after the major vascular injuries and other sources of life-threatening bleeding have been repaired; the patient is returned to the OR for definitive surgical repair after the physiologic derangements of hypothermia, acidosis, and coagulopathy have been corrected in the SICU
Vox populi Any activity that ameliorates the effects of prior poor performance

damage control

Vox populi Any activity that ameliorates the effects of prior poor performance, a blot on one's record, or foot-in-mouth syndrome
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Next is a walk-through to survey both portable and fixed damage-control firefighting items.
Here is a list of common damage-control discrepancies we have found during the past 24 months of surface-ship surveys (note that most of them are PMS-related):
IF YOUR SHIP is scheduled for a safety survey, go to our website and print out the damage-control checksheet http://www.
Ultimately, the aides decided to have a group of prominent lawyers, including Secretary of State Warren Christopher, approach the first lady to attempt to persuade her to reverse her objection, according to the notes, taken in a series of damage-control meetings in early 1994 by Mark Gearan, then the White House communications director.