-- Loss or damage of the superficial layer of skin as a result of a body part rubbing or scraping across a rough or hard surface.
- An injury in which soft tissue either is torn completely loose or is hanging as a flap.
- An injury in which the soft tissue receives more energy than it can absorb without injury from thermal heat, frictional heat, toxic chemicals, electricity, or nuclear radiation.
closed injury -
- Injury in which damage occurs beneath the skin or mucous membrane but the surface remains intact.
compartment syndrome -
- Swelling in a confined space that produces dangerous pressure; may cut off blood flow or damage sensitive tissue.
- The presence of infectious organisms on or in objects such as dressings, water, food, needles, wounds, or a patient''s body.
- A bruise, or ecchymosis.
- The inner layer of the skin, containing hair follicles, sweat glands, nerve endings, and blood vessels.
- Discoloration of the skin associated with a closed wound; bruising.
- The outer layer of skin that acts as a watertight protective covering.
- The displacement of organs outside the body
full-thickness burn -
- A burn that affects all skin layers and may affect the subcutaneous layers, muscle, bone, and internal organs, leaving the area dry, leathery, and white, dark brown, or charred; traditionally called a third-degree burn
- A mass of blood in the soft tissues beneath the skin
- A sharp or smooth cut.
- A jagged open wound.
mucous membrane -
- The lining of body cavities and passages that are in direct contact with the outside environment.
occlusive dressing -
- Dressing made of Vaseline gauze, aluminum foil, or plastic that prevents air and liquids from entering or exiting a wound.
-- An injury in which there is a break in the surface of the skin or the mucous membrane, exposing deeper tissue to potential contamination.
partial-thickness burn -
- A burn affecting the epidermis and some portion of the dermis but not the subcutaneous tissue, characterized by blisters and skin that is white to red, moist, and mottled; traditionally called a second-degree burn.
penetrating wound -
- An injury resulting from a sharp, pointed object.
-- Describes an animal that is infected with rabies.
Rule of Nines -
- A system that assigns percentages to sections of the body, allowing calculation of the amount of skin surface involved in the burn area.
superficial burn -
- A burn affecting only the epidermis, characterized by skin that is red but not blistered or actually burned through; traditionally called a first-degree burn.