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  • Pressure Ulcer Essay

    damage from stage I to stage IV. Pressure ulcers can reduce the overall quality of life for the patient due to pain and increased hospital stay. Many patients will be on pain medications, and many will require debridement. Debridement is the removal of devitalized tissue and foreign matter from the wound. Descriptions and Stages A stage I wound is fairly mild. It has a persistent area of red skin that is intact, not broken. It could be painful. It could be warm and spongy or firm to the touch. Detection of stage I pressure ulcers is more difficult in patients with darker skin tones. The wound may appear bluish or purple. A stage II wound is a shallow, open ulcer with a pink or red wound bed. Some skin loss has occurred in the epidermis or dermis. A stage III wound is reflected by damage to the tissue below the skin. Subcutaneous fat may be visible at this time, and it may extend to but not through the fascia. The fascia is the band of fibrous tissue that lies deep below the skin or encloses muscles and various organs of the body. This wound is mostly red. Stage IV wounds are the most advanced and the most painful. They can extend into the muscle and the supporting structures such as tendons and joints. These wounds are usually accompanied by a large scale loss of skin. Deep tissue injuries are also a concern in the acute care setting. With these wounds, there is bruising or a purple area of skin or blood filled blister. The skin in still intact, so it could appear…

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  • Acne Vulgaris Essay

    1.1 Background Our skin comprised of two main parts – epidermis and dermis. Epidermis is the superficial and thinner portion which serves to protect the skin and underlying tissues from abrasions, heat, microbes and chemicals. The deeper and thicker connective tissue portion called as dermis hosts several accessory structures of the skin like hair follicles, oil (sebaceous) glands and sweat (sudoriferous) glands. Sebaceous glands secrete greasy substances called sebum that will moistens the…

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  • The Effect Of Pressure Ulcers On Chronic Wounds

    something else, like the skin with the bedsheet. Shearing happens when the skin layers crease over each other (Zaiontz& Sharon, 2014). Pressure ulcers happen because shearing and friction cause damage in the skin layers. Stages Pressure ulcers have four stages (I, II, III, IV) as well as unstageable stage. Stage I is the first stage of pressure. The skin is usually red and still intact. The redness of the skin happens in the top layer of the skin, which is epidermis layer. In this stage, the…

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  • Essay On Burn Injury

    wounds recorded being associated with it. Second and third most common types are explosion and flame respectively causing around 15 percent of the burns each (Skinner & Peat, 2002). With these types of injuries occurring so often, it is important that paramedics understand the pathophysiology of these wounds. 2.3 A burn is tissue damage caused by thermal or non-thermal sources including chemical, electrical, radioactive sources and cold thermal injuries. The largest and most vulnerable organ of…

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  • Informative Essay On Skin Grafts

    originated in a meeting for science foundation. The FDA approved allograft for the treatment for ulcers and venous insufficiency. Skin grafting has come a long way seeing how the people before where test to see what could be done now that they do skin grafts on a daily they are always finding new techniques and ways skin grafts can be used. Types of skin grafts There are nine types of skin grafts: • Auto graft- this is when they take skin from your own body that is undamaged an healthy •…

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  • Essay On Pressure Ulcers

    cooler as compared to adjacent tissue. A blanchable redness means that when the red area is compressed by the finger, the area turns white or pale and the redness returns when the pressure is released. Non-blanchable redness means the area under the finger remains red as it is compressed. Non-blanchable redness indicates that tissue damage has already occurred. A stage II pressure ulcer refers to partial thickness loss of dermis presenting as a shallow open ulcer with a red-pink wound bed,…

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  • Importance Of Care Of Skin

    Being the largest organ in your body, your skin works really hard to protect you against germs, pollution and extreme temperatures. It keeps you warm in winters and cool in summers. Your skin is also the first to show indications of an underlying problem in your body and the signs include dryness, oiliness, eczema, sores, moles, bruises, etc. And these are a few of the reasons why you should take care of your skin. Skin care is not just about using expensive skin care products. It entails…

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  • Necrotizing Fasciitis Essay

    Introduction Necrotizing Fasciitis is known as a “flesh-eating” bacterium that can destroy skin, fat, and the tissue covering a person’s muscles. Studies have shown that there are many different factors that come into play for contracting this disease and multiple risks that can put someone at a higher chance for getting it. In addition, there are various treatment options depending on the severity of the condition and different outcomes. This infection, although rare, can be extremely helpful…

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  • Dotting Foundation: A Case Study

    Foundation is a colored makeup that comes in both liquid and powder forms. Foundation is used to visually even out skin discolorations, cover flaws, lessen the look of pores, level out skin texture, disguise blemishes and offer a base for other types of makeup. Being a versatile makeup, foundation can be applied in different colors, and styles. For example, foundation can be applied thinly or densely over the skin depending on the coverage needed or it can be selected based on the…

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  • Papillary Dermis Research Paper

    1.3.2 Papillary dermis The papillary dermis is the smaller of the two layers in the dermis, and is located between the epidermis and the reticular dermis. The papillary dermis is approximately 300-400 µm deep, depending on the age and anatomical location.22 The upper outermost layer of the papillary dermis is arranged into protruding structures called the dermal papillae. The dermal papillae contains microvascular and neural components to support the epidermis. The dermal papillae increase the…

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