Flashcards in Chapter 29 - Burns Deck (8)
commercially prepared sterile, particle free, disposable sheet used to cover the entire body in severe burn injuries.
burn that encircles a body area (e.g., arm, leg, or chest).
the hard, tough, leathery dead soft tissue formed as a result of a full thickness burn.
full thickness burn
burn that involves all the layers of the skin and can extend beyond the subcutaneous layer into the muscle, bone, or organs below; also called third degree burn.
partial thickness burn
burn that involves the epidermis and portions of the dermis; also called a second degree burn.
rule of nines
standardized format to quickly identify the amount of skin or body surface area (BSA) that has been burned.
rule of ones
the concept that the area of a patients palm is equal to about 1% of his body surface area (BSA); a way to quickly identify the amount of skin or body surface area that has been burned. Also called the rule of palms.