FPCC Defining, Describing, and Classifying wounds 1

  1. an open wound caused by a sharp object
    puncture wound
  2. a localized collection of pus resulting from invasion from a pyogenic bacterium or pathogen; must be open or drained to heal
    abscess wound
  3. a closed wound caused by blunt trauma. May be referred to as a bruise or ecchoymotic area
    Contusion wound
  4. A wound caused by force leading to compression or disruption of tissue. Often associated with fracture. Usually there is minimal or no break in the skin
    Crushing wound
  5. an open, intentional wound caused by a sharp instrument
    incision wound
  6. an open wound in which the agent causing the wound lodges in body tissue
    Penetrating wounds
  7. a wound with an entrance and exit site
  8. extend through the epidermis but not through the dermis
    partial thickness wounds
  9. extended into the subcutaneous tissue and beyond
    full thickness wounds
  10. edges of the skin are brought back together
  11. the traditional wound closures are sutures (stitches)
  12. provide a fast, easy way to close an incision 
    Most common places: legs, abdomen, back scalp, or bowel
    surgical staples
  13. safe for use in clean, low tension wounds. It is an ideal wound closure method for skin tears
    surgical glue
  14. localized areas of injury to the skin, and possibly the underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence
    Pressure ulcers
  15. the area flushes bright red
    reactive hyperemia
  16. occurs when the epidermal layer slides over the dermis, causing damage to the vascular bed; when the skin is moving at a different angle then the underlying tissues
    Ex: pilling self off of car seat on a hot day. Like dragging (no dragging patient pick them up
  17. red in color, shiny and taught,, may even feel warm or hot
    venous stasis ulcer
  18. are irregularly shaped lesions caused bt venous congestion, often from damage to valves in the veins (occur usually between the inside ankle and the knee
    venous statis ulcer
  19. Occur when there is a non- pressure related blockage of arterial blood to an area, causing ischemia and tissue necrosis. circulation has been cut off, oxygen is not able to get through to the cells
    arterial ulcers
  20. over the lower leg, ankle, or bony areas of the foot. The wound bed tends to be dry and pale, with little drainage. Very painful
    Arterial ulcers
  21. why do pressure ulcers occur?
    Because there may be intense and or prolonged pressure
  22. moisture and temperature right around the skin on a patient
  23. a patient who has good nutrition can resist things easily
  24. the pumping of a fluid through an organ or tissue.
  25. the pumping of a fluid through an organ or tissue.
    Co morbidities
  26. older you get the worse you skin may be.
    Condition of soft tissue
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FPCC Defining, Describing, and Classifying wounds 1
Defining, Describing, and Classifying wounds