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Flashcards in Dehydration Deck (13):
1

Causes (disease processes):

Slow hemorrhage; febrile diseases; kidney disease; diabetes; some cancers; first degree burns

2

Causes (environmental):

Air swipe; refrigeration; hypostasis; embalming process (formaldehyde = drying; drainage removes moisture)

3

Problem: Blood is thickened

Leads to poor distribution & drainage

4

Problem: dry, flaky skin

Treatment: apply massage cream

5

Problem: skin darkens & becomes firm; shrinking & wrinkling of skin

Dessication of eyes, lips, fingers (can't be treated)

6

Problem: lack of moisture in cells & tissues

Treatment: use humectants; large volumes of solution

7

Treatment: Use large volumes of mild (2%) solution

Adds moisture & preserves tissues

8

Treatment: Inject at slow rate of flow

Prevents clots being pushed deeper into vascular system

9

Treatment: Use co-injection chemicals & humectant

Adds moisture; reduces drying effects of formaldehyde; helps tissues retain moisture

10

Treatment: Use intermittent/alternate drainage

Allows better, more uniform penetration of solution; reduces short circuits; helps tissues retain solution

11

Treatment: Apply massage cream to hands and face after embalming

Helps tissues retain moisture

12

Avoid excessive massage of tissues

Affects ability to retain moisture

13

Avoid placing body in air currents

Air swipe draws moisture from tissues