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Edges of wound are brought together
Butterfly tapes/steristrips
Tape style wound closure
Dehiscence
The partial or total separation of wound layers.
Drainage evacuators
Portable units that connect to tubular drains lying within a wound bed and exert a safe constant, low-pressure vacuum to remove and collect drainage.
Dressing
Wound covering
Edema
Swelling
Epithelialization
Formation of epithelial cells during wound resurfacing during the proliferation phase
Evisceration
Protrusion of visceral organs through a wound opening
Excoriation
Exudate
Liquid drainage
Fistula
A n abnormal passage between two organs or between an organ and the outside of the body. Can be caused by trauma, infection, radiation exposure, and disease like cancer all of which can prevent tissue layers from closing properly
Friction
The mechanical force of two surfaces rubbing across one another.
Granulation tissue
Soft pink form of connective tissue that forms on the surface of a wound during proliferation phase
Hematoma
Localized collection of blood underneath the tissue.
Hemorrhage
AKA bleeding form a wound site.
Hemovac Drain
Type of self-suction drainage device
Incision
Intention wound, like from scalpel during surgery
Induration
Abnormal thickening of skin
Infection
In a wound: infected if purulent material drains from it even if c&s is negative
Inflammation
Ischemia
Loss of fresh blood supply to tissues, interfering with cell metabolism
Jackson Pratt Drain
Type of self-suction drainage device
Maceration
Softening of skin tissue due to prolonged moisture exposure
Ligature
Montgomery tie tapes
Dressing fastener that adheres to skin and has ties to fasten dressing inplace
Penrose Drain
Open tube drain, non-suctioning.
Primary intention
Healing process for wounds that have very little tissue loss, like surgical incision. Wound edges are approximated and closed. Healing occurs quickly with wound resurfacing in 4- 7 days, minimal scarring
Purulent
Thick drainage that contains pus
Sanguineous
Bloody drainage, large amounts may indicate hemorrhage. Bright means fresh drainage, dark means older bleeding
Secondary Intention healing
Healing process involving tissue loss, such as burn or ulcer, where edges can’t be approximated. Wound is left open and becomes filled with tissue arising from the base.
Serosanguineous
Thin, watery drainage that is blood-tinged. Common with surgical incisions
Serous
Clear, watery plasma, example fluid from a blister
Staple remover
Specially designed tool for removing staples.
Staples
Metal used to hold body tissues together
Sterile
Free of all pathogens.
Steristrips
Tape that holds the body tissues together
Subcuticular or invisible stitch
Deep stitches made of absorbalbel material that will dissolve over time.
Sutures/stitches
Threads used to sew body tissues together. Thread can be silk, steel, cotton, linen, wire, nylon and Dacron.
Shearing force
The force that moves the layers of muscles and bone in a direction opposite to the skin. The underlying capillaries are stretched and angulated by the shearing force