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Soft Tissue

TermDefinition
Abrasion loss/damage of superficial layer; from scrapping across rough surface
Amputation completely severed body part
Avulsion soft tissue completely loose or hanging by a flap
Burns soft tissue damage occurs as a result of heat
Closed Injuries injuries that occurs beneath the skin but the surface of the skin stays in tact
Compartment Syndrome swelling in confined space that produces dangerous pressure; may cut off blood flow
Contact Burn burn from touch of hot object
Contamination presence of infectious organism or foreign body
Contusion a bruise; bleeding under skin
Crush Syndrome metabolic derangement from crushed body parts
Crushing Injury great amount of force applied to body resulting in injury
Dermis inner layer of the skin; contains hair follicles, sweat glands, nerve endings, and blood vessels
Ecchymosis discoloration from closed wound- signifies bleeding
Epidermis outer layer of skin- protective layer
Evisceration displacement of organs outside the body
Excited Delirium agitate behavior, disorientation, hallucinations, or delusions
Fascia connective tissue that covers arteries, veins, tendons, ligaments
Flame Burn caused by open flame
Flash Burn exposure to intense heat (explosion)
Full Thickness (3rd Degree) Burns all skin layers, subcutaneous layers, muscle, bone, organ
Hematoma blood collected in body's tissues or organs
Impaled Object penetrate the skin, but remain in place
Incision sharp, smooth cut
Laceration deep, jagged cut
Mucous Membranes linings of body cavities and passages that are in direct contact with the outside environment
Occlusive Dressing Petroleum (Vaseline) gauze, aluminum foil or plastic
Open Injuries break in skin surface or mucous membrane
Partial Thickness (2nd Degree) Burns epidermis and some portion of the dermis- blisters, skin is red, white moist, mottled
Penetrating Wound injury from sharp piercing object
Rapid infected with rabies
Rule of 9s system that assigns percentages to the body to calculate amount of skin involved
Scald Burn burn caused by hot liquids
Steam Burn from exposure to hot steam
Superficial (1st Degree) Burns only epidermis layer- only red
Thermal Burns burns caused by heat
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