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amount, color, consistency, and odor of wound drainage and is part of wound assessment.
disruption of the integrity and function of tissues in the body
wound that is closed
surgical incision, wound that is sutured or stapled
healing occurs by epithelialization, heals quickly with minimal scar formation
wound edges not approximated
pressure ulcers, surgical wounds that have tissue loss
wound that heals by granulation tissue formation, wound contraction, and epithelialization
wound left open for several days, then wound edges are approximated
wounds that are contaminated and require observation for signs of inflammation
closure of wound is delayed until risk of infection is resolved
partial-thickness wound repair
-epithelial proliferation (reproduction)
-migration and reestablishment of epidermal layers
injured blood vessels constrict, and platelets gather to stop bleeding
what clots form.
later provides a framework for cellular repair.
damage cells and mast cells secrete histamine, resulting in vasodilation of surrounding capillaries and exudation of serum and white blood cells into damaged tissues.
results in redness, edema, redness and throbbing.
WBC's reach area within a few hours.
2nd most important WBC
monocyte which transforms into macrophages
what do macrophages secrete
what does growth factor attract
synthesize collagen (connective tissue)
the filling of the wound with granulation tissue, contraction of the wound, providing matrix for granulation.
maturation, the final stage
scare tissue forms
bleeding from a wound site
localized collection of blood underneath the tissues
clear, watery plasma
thick, yellow, green, tan, or brown
pale, pink watery, mixture of clear and red fluid
bright red, indicates active bleeding.
partial or total separation of wound layers
protrusion of visceral organs through a wound opening.
sensory perception, moisture, activity, mobility, nutrition, friction and shear
vitamins needed for healing
calories, protein, vit. c, vit. a, vit. e, zinc, fluid
superficial with little bleeding and is considered a partial thickness wound
bleeds more profusely
bleed according to depth and size
normal reactive hyperemia
removeal or nonviable, necrotic tissue
types of dressing
wet or dry
vacuum assisted closure
devise that assists in wound closure by applying localized negative pressure to draw the edges of a wound together
threads or metal used to sew body tissues together
convenient portable units that connect to tubular drains lying within a wound bed and exert a safe, constant, low pressure vacuum to remove and collect drainage