Developing Child Chapter 20

12 terms by aalacobb

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fracture

break in a bone

sprain

a painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments

What do you do if you suspect your child has a fracture or sprain?

do not move them until you know how serious the injury is.

What do you do for a mild sprain?

elevate the injurd area and apply cold packs to keep from swelling

splinter

a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal

What do you do if the splinter is sticking out of your skin?

Steralize tweezers and pull it out

What do you do when there is a large deeply embedded splinter?

Take child to the emergency room and let it be removed by a professional.

burn

pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

first-degree burn

mild and may turn the skin pink or red

second-degree burn

red and form blisters. caused by to much sun or by hot liquids or flames.

third-degree burn

leave the skin blackened or white. dont always cause pain becasue nerve endings may have been destroyed

chemical burn

•A burn that occurs when chemicals in a laboratory or in products get on skin or eyes. •Call 911, remove source of chemical, remove chemical soaked clothing, flush eyes and skin with cool low pressure running water.

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