EMT

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EMT
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  1. ABRASION
    LOSS/DAMAGE TO THE SUPERFICIAL LAYER OF SKIN CAUSED BY RUBBING OR SCRAPING
  2. Avulsion
    An injury to soft tissue, that is either torn or completley loose/ hanging as a flap.
  3. Burn
    injury which soft tissue recieves more energy than it can absorb w/out injury.
  4. closed injury
    damage occurs beneath the skin but surface remains intact
  5. Compartment Syndrome
    Swelling in a confined space that produces dangerous pressure, may cut off blood flow.
  6. contamination
    presence of infected organisms
  7. Contusion
    Bruise, without skin breaking
  8. Dermis
    inner layer of skin containing follicles, sweat glands, nerve endings, and blood vessels.
  9. Ecchymosis
    Discoloration associated with closed wound, signifies bleeding
  10. epidermis
    Outer layer of skin acts as a water tight protective covering.
  11. Evisceration
    Displacement of organs outside the organs
  12. Full-thickness Burn
    A burn that effects all skin layers, muscle, bone, organs,
  13. hematoma
    blood collected within the bodys tissues or in a body cavity
  14. incision
    Sharp smooth cut
  15. laceration
    jagged open wound cut
  16. mucous membrane
    lining of body cavities that are in direct contact with outside enviorment
  17. occlusive dressing
    dressing with vaseline gauze, aluminum foil, or plastic, prevents air and liquids from entering or exiting a wound.
  18. open injury
    injury where there is a break in surface of skin, exposing deeper tissue.
  19. partial thickness burn
    burn affecting the epidermis and slightly dermis, causes blisters white-red skin.
  20. penetrating wound
    an injury resulting from a sharp, pointed object.
  21. rabid
    animal infected with rabies
  22. Rule of Nines
    System allowing calculation of percentage of burns to the body.
  23. Superficial burns
    Burn affecting only the epidermis, red not blistered.

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