276 fracture a simple fracture is a fracture of the

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Unformatted text preview: ecause they give the appearance of blood if the child vomits. Milk and milk products including pudding are avoided because they coat the throat, which causes the child to clear the throat, thereby increasing the risk of bleeding. 276. Fracture A simple fracture is a fracture of the bone across its entire shaft with some possible displacement but without breaking the skin. A greenstick fracture is an incomplete fracture that occurs through only a part of the cross section of the bone; one side of the bone is fractured and the other side is bent. A comminuted fracture is a complete fracture across the shaft of the bone with splintering of the bone fragments. A compound fracture, also called an open or a complex fracture, is one in which the skin or mucous membrane has been broken and the wound extends to the depth of the fractured bone. 277. Fracture When a fracture is suspected, it is imperative that the area be splinted and immobilized before the injured person is transferred or moved. The nurse should remain with the child and provide realistic reassurance. The child would not be told that permanent damage will...
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