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Wound phases/care

phases and modalities for care

Name the 3 phases of wound healing acute inflammatory phase, granulation phase, scar maturation phase
Healing phase that occurs hours after injury or surgery acute inflammatory
phase characterized by vasodilation, edema, and migration of WBC.s and phagocites to the wound area acute inflammatory
phase occurs within the first 72 hours and yields in the formation of collagen granulation phase
phase that by the end of the second week results in erythema of the new scar granulation phase
superficial reddening of the skin, usually in patches as a result of injury or irritation erythema
phase that occurs during the 3rd to 6th week of wound healing scar maturation phase
phase where fibroblasts are slowly replaced with scar collagen fibers and the wound becomes stronger and more able to withstand progressive stresses leading to scar maturation scar maturation phase
How long does strength continue to increase during the scar maturation phase? 3 months or longer
During the scar maturation phase, what has been shown to facilitate more effective remodeling? controlled tension on a scar
Name 4 treatments to facilitate wound healing. whirlpool/warm soaks, fluidotherapy, manual and chemical debridement, electrical stimulation
Treatment that can be used to agitate and remove dead skin, as well as increased circulation and blood flow to the wound. whirlpool/warm soaks
Treatment effective for infected wounds sterile whirlpool
A self-sterilizing and low humidity medium thought to be very effective for "seepy" wounds fluidotherapy
Thought to have some effect on wound healing when used as high voltage direct current because of the increase mechanical effects on the tissues electrical stimulation
ointments used to promote wound healing silvadine, lanolin, cocoa butter, creams/lotions
ointment used with burn patients silvadine
2 ointments that are excellent for scar massage as they do not disappear quickly lanolin and cocoa butter
4 pressure methods used to promote wound healing elastomer, coban, pressure garments, scar massage
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