1350: types and classification of wounds EXAM 3

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1350: types and classification of wounds EXAM 3
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types and classification of wounds EXAM 3
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  1. What are some "intentional" wounds?
    via surgeries or venipunctures
  2. What is an "unintentional" wound?
    accidental
  3. What is descriptive of an "open" wound?
    break in skin integrity; the skin and mucus membrane is broken.
  4. What is descriptive of a "closed" wound?

    What are some examples of closed injuries?
    No break in skin integrity or external bleeding.

    muscle, ligament, or soft tissue injury.
  5. What is the difference between a "partial" thickness wound and a "full" thickness wound?
    Partial: confined to epidermis and dermis only.

    Full: involves epidermis, dermis, subQ, and possibly muscle and bone.
  6. What are some complications of wounds if they worsen?
    • infection
    • hemorrhage
    • dehiscence: opening of surgical wound.
    • evisceration: organs protrude from surgical wound (emergency)

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