skin

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Anonymous
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104887
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skin
Updated:
2011-09-28 10:32:34
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skin functions
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functions of the skin
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  1. what are the functions of the skin
    • first line of defense and a protective barrier against microbes
    • synthesis of vitamin D
    • sensory reception and communication
    • regulation of body temperature
  2. what are the four steps of wound healing?
    • inflammatory
    • migratory
    • proliferation
    • maturation
  3. blood clot forms first in this phase
    inflammatory
  4. white blood cells and fibroblasts migrate to the wound site; scab has formed in this phase
    migratory
  5. new edidermis grows into the wound by one week after the injury. fibroblast activities gow new fibers, such as collagen, into the wound in this phase called
    maturation
  6. burns results in:
    • fluid loss
    • loss of protective covering
    • protein denaturation and cell death
  7. lst degree burns
    • epidermis only
    • erthemia and brief pain
  8. 2nd degree
    • epidermis and superficial dermis
    • blister, erythemia, pain
    • heals with minimal scarring
  9. 3rd degree
    • epidermis and dermis
    • blackened or reddened with no pain
    • skin grafts and iv fluid are needed
  10. rules of nines apply to what
    burns (11 areas of the body)

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