Flashcards in Week 2 Skin Ulcers- Spoelhof Deck (5)
Stages of an ulcer
1: non blanchable erythema
2: like an unroofed blister, dermis exposed
3: exposed subdermal tissues, note underminded edges
4: exposed tendon or bone
What stage is an ulcer with an unobservable base due to eschar, exudate, etc?
What should you avoid when cleansing a wound?
Avoid antiseptics which may be cytotoxic! Could kill fibroblasts
What do people with peripheral arterial ischemia usually die from?
Peripheral arterial ischemia is a strong predictor of coronary and cerebral arterial disease (arteriosclerosis)
-will die of HEART ATTACK or STROKE rather than complication of leg ischemia