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CH 24 soft tissue injuries
What are the 3 functions of the skin?
2. Control temperature
What is a contusion
Results from blunt force striking the body
Contusion the epidermis remains intact, but the cells within the dermis are damaged and small blood vessels are usually torn
When should a Detailed physical exam be a priority?
Anytime there is a significant MOI
What does rices stand for?
A JAGGED cut
In an abdominal wound what is a Evisceration?
When the organs protrude through the wound of an injury
moist, sterile dressing
loses heat and moisture quickly
In an open abdominal wound, what should be considered?
Because exposed organs lose fluid rapidly, you must keep the oragans moist and warm.
Do Not touch or move exposed organs!
When is the only time you can remove a object from the chest?
If the object is in the chest and interferes with CPR
Also if the object is in the cheek
What parts are classified and critical areas
Face. upper airway, hands, feet and genitalia
What are partial thickness burns?
Second-degree burns These burns do not destroy the entire thickness of the skin, nor the SubQ tissue injured
Typically the skin is moist, mottled, and white to red. Blisters are common.
How do you treat a chemical burn?
Flush with gallons of water for 15 to 20min
Electrical burns have what significant marks?
wound and an
pressure, pressure bandage elevate