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Loss or damage of the superficial layer of skin as a result of a body part rubbing or scrapping across a rough or hard surface
An injury in which the soft tissue receives more energy than it can absorb without injury from thermal heat, frictional heat, toxic chemicals, electricity, or nuclear radiation
Injury in which damage occurs beneath the skin or mucous membrane but the surface remains intact
Swelling in a confined space that produces dangerous pressure; may cut off blood flow or damage sensitive tissue
The inner layer of the skin, containing hair follicles, sweat glands, nerve endings, and blood vessels
A burn that affects all skin layers and may affect subcutaneous layers, muscle, bone, and internal organs, leaving the area dry, leathery, and white, dark brown, or charred; traditionally called a third degree burn
The lining of body cavities and passages that are in direct contact with the outside environment
Dressing made of Vaseline gauze, aluminum foil, or plastic that prevents air and liquids from entering or exiting the wound
An injury in which there is a breaking the surface of the skin with the mucous membrane, exposing deeper tissues to potential contamination
A burn affecting the epidermis and some portion of the dermis but not the subcutaneous tissue, characterized by blisters and skin that is white to red, moist, and mottled; traditionally called a second-degree burn
Rule of Nines
A system that assigns percentages to sections of the body, allowing calculation of the amount of skin surface involved in the burn area
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