Flashcards in Inflammation, Wounds, and Pressure Ulcers part 5 Deck (15)
What are the complications of wound healing?
What are factors that delay wound healing?
-inadequate blood supply
-mechanical friction on wound
-nutritional deficiencies (vitamin C, protein, zinc)
-poor general health
What are the factors that would make you think a wound was infected?
-Increased purulent drainage
-pain, erythema (beyond wound margins), swelling
-2 to 7 days after the injury or surgery
What causes complications of a wound hemorrhage?
-infection or erosion of blood vessel
How do you treat a wound complication like hemorrhage?
-check frequently after surgery
-IVF replacement or surgery to treat
What will a hemorrhage cause if hematoma is present?
ischemia (deficiency of blood to an area)
Abnormal passage from an internal organ or vessel to outside of the body or from one internal organ or vessel to another
An infection developed to an abscess
What does a fistula increase the risk of?
-delayed wound healing
Partial or total separation of wound layers
“Something has suddenly given way.”
What is dehiscence caused by?
Granulation tissue not strong
Pocket of fluids
Extrusion of viscera intestine through a surgical wound.
The abdominal wound completely separates protrusion of viscera (internal organs) through incisional area.
What type of wound complication is a medical emergency?