Wound Care - Wound Care KNES 200 Introduction to Athletic...

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Wound Care KNES 200: Introduction to Athletic Training
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Wounds Abrasions Scraping of skin against rough surface (top surface of skin is worn away) Increased probability of infection due to exposure of dirt and foreign material Clean and debride Punctures Direct penetration of skin with pointed object Must be referred to physician
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Abrasion
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Puncture
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Lacerations Object tears tissue, giving wound appearance of jagged edge (sometimes result of blunt trauma) Presents environment susceptible to infection Skin Incision Smooth cut in skin - not jagged Skin Avulsion Skin torn away from body (should be placed in moist gauze w/in a plastic bag that is then immersed in cold water) Transport to hospital with athlete for possible reattachment
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Laceration
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Incision
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Avulsion
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Skin Bruises Result of blunt trauma; causes disruption of superficial blood vessels and results in black and blue discoloration Treatment requires RICE to control hemorrhaging
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course KNES 200 taught by Professor Gil-aviso during the Spring '08 term at CSU Fullerton.

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