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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
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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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Baker knew how to tell the boss no; he was also a damage-control expert.
The survey touches every part of the ship; however, this article highlights only the damage-control (DC) portion.
Next is a walk-through to survey both portable and fixed damage-control firefighting items.
The rapid-response team from the medical department and damage-control division quickly assessed the scene and provided critical information on how to proceed with the rescue.
The list-control watch then sounded the alarm for deep rescue by using the sound-powered phone circuit to notify damage-control central.