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Wounds (PTA)

Serous Exudate -COLOR: clear, light -CONSISTENCY: thin, watery -INDICATES: normal, healthy
Sanguineous Exudate -COLOR: red or brown -CONSISTENCY: thin, watery -INDICATES: new blood vessel growth or disruption of blood vessels
Serosanguineous Exudate -COLOR: light red, pink - CONSISTENCY: thin, watery -INDICATES: normal, healthy
Seropurulent Exudate -COLOR: opaque, yellow, tan -CONSISTENCY: thin, watery -INDICATES: early warning for infection!
Purulent Exudate -COLOR: yellow, green -CONSISTENCY: thick, viscous -INDICATES: infection!!!
Wound description: Pink granulation tissue goals: Protect wound; maintain moist environment
Wound description: Moist yellow slough goals: Debride necrotic tissue; Absorb drainage
Wound description: Black, thick Eschar firmly adhered goal: Debride necrotic tissue
Abrasion scraping surface layers of skin; trauma
Contusion skin NOT broken; pain, swelling, discoloration
Hematoma swelling or mass of blood localized in an organ, space, or tissue; caused by break in blood vessel
Laceration irregular tear of tissues associated with trauma
Penetrating Wound enters into interior of organ or cavity
Puncture made by sharp object penetrating through skin to underlying tissues
Ulcer lesion on surface of skin or mucous membrane, produced by the sloughing of inflammatory, necrotic tissue
5 Key Functions of the Integumentary System Vitamin D synthesis, Protection, Excretion of sweat, Sensation, Thermoregulation
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