In the course of things, they talked about what to do if you have to deal with someone who has an ice pick through his hand, or a rebar through his chest, or similar atrocity. (Bandage around it, try to immobilize the thing, and only cut it off as necessary for transport.) No big deal, except for the assault on the English language that took place in the process. It seems that the cretins in charge decided it would be acceptable to call the problem, "Dealing with an IMPALED object." It wasn't the instructor's fault, so I didn't take it out on him, but I think I did start to twitch noticeably.
The hand is IMPALED, the ice pick IMPALES; it is an IMPALING object. The material kept referring to the ice pick as an IMPALED object...
"Cutting the other fellow's throat is only a momentary pleasure, and is bound to get you talked about." (Robert A. Heinlein in the character of Lazarus Long, "Time Enough for Love".)