1350: types and classification of wounds EXAM 3
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What are some "intentional" wounds?
via surgeries or venipunctures
What is an "unintentional" wound?
What is descriptive of an "open" wound?
break in skin integrity; the skin and mucus membrane is broken.
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.
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.
What are some complications of wounds if they worsen?
- dehiscence: opening of surgical wound.
- evisceration: organs protrude from surgical wound (emergency)
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