Wound Care Vocabulary

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The outer layer of skin
Overgrowth of microorganisms capable of tissue destruction and invasion, accompanied by local and systemic symptoms
A broad term referring to wounds or sores
Constriction of the blood vessels
Death or necrosis of a part of the body secondary to injury, infection and/or lack of blood supply
Stagnation of blood caused by venous congestion
Non-infectious destruction of bone and joint associated with neuropathy
Dried exudate covering superficial wounds
Loss of epidermis and possible partial loss of dermis
Removal of devitalized tissue
Dilated tortuous superficial veins
Loss of epidermis
Any cell or corpuscle from which connective tissue is developed
Pertaining to one or more arteries, vessels which carry O2 blood
A course or pathway which can extend in any direction from the wound surface results in dead space with potential for abscess formation
Agent that inhibits the growth of microbes
The soiling by contact of introduction of organisms into the wound
Localized collection of pus in any part of the body
Softening of tissue by soaking in fluids
White blood cells which have the ability to destroy bacteria and devitalized tissue
Abnormal firmness of tissue with a definate margin
The presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid in the interstitial space
Producing Pus
Accumulation of fluids in wound, may contain serum, cellular debris, bacteria, leukocytes
Agent that inhibits the growth of bacteria
nadequate blood supply which produces severe pain in calf muscles occurring during walking; subsides with rest
Changes that occur as a result of inadequate circulation, such as, loss of hair, thinning of skin, and ridging of nails
Thick, leathery, fibrin containing, necrotic tissue; devitalized tissue
Healing Process. Partial Thickness involves epithelialization; full thickness involves contraction, granulation, and epithelialization
Rim or Border of wound
Term applied to a number of pathological condition in which there is thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the walls of blood vessels, especially arteries
Repelling moisture
Line of seperation between viable and nonviable tissue
The inhibition of continued growth and division of a cell due to physical contact with other cells
Redness of skin surface produces by vasodilation
Process of programmed cell death that may occur in multicellular organisms, ie removal of capillaries in scar tissue
Loose, stringy necrotic tissue
Producing a serous secretion, containing serum
Pertaining to the veins
Microorganism which lives and grows in the absence of O2
Presence of excess blood in vessels; engorgement
Tissue destruction underlying intact skin along wound margins
Related to the skin or derma
To become white; maximum pallor
Any disease producing agent or microorganism
Dead; Vascular
Supple; Flexible
Movement of a cell or organism, neutrophils towards bacteria or an area of tissue damage, in reaction to a chemical stimulus
Regeneration of the epidermis across wound surface
Biomechanical substances that are capable of breaking down necrotic tissue
Remains or broken down of damaged cells or tissue
Presence of bacteria which cause no local or systemic signs or symptoms
An agent which destroys bacteria
Attracting moisture
A deficiency of blood due to functional constriction of obstruction of a blood vessel to a part
The formation or growth of small blood vessels and connective tissue in a gull thickness wound
An area of localized tissue damage caused by ischemia due to pressue
A layer of tissue that lies immediately below the dermis and consists primarily of loose connective tissue and lobules of fats also called subcutaneus tissue
An agent which is capable of inhibiting the growth or multiplication of bacteria
The pulling together of wound edges in the healing process
Main supportive protein of the skin, tendon, bone, cartilage, and connective tissue
Loss of skin that may extend into the dermis, subcutaneous tissue, bone or tendon
Thick fluid indicative of infection, containing leukocytes, bacteria, and cellular debris
Tissue destruction extending through the dermis to involve subcutaneous layer and possibly muscle/bone
Inflammation of a vein
Microorganism which lives and grows in the presence of free O2
Uppermost viable layer of the wound; may be covered with slough or eschar
Extra blood in vessels in response to a period of blocked flow
An area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure or other irritation
Defensive reaction to tissue injury; involves increaded blood flow and capillary permeability and facilitates physiologic cleanup of wound. Accompanied by increased redness, swelli
Dried secretions
Surface damage caused by skin rubbing against another surface
Movement of cells in repair process
Loss of skin integrity; may be superficial or deep
Misnomer for pressure sore
Trauma caused by tissue layers sliding against each other; results in disruption or angulation of blood vessels
Maintenance of wound temperature close to body temperature
Pain occurring when extremity is lower than the heart
Increase in the number of leukocytes(above 10,000/cu mm) in the blood
Disintegration or liquidification of tissue or of cells by the bodies own mechanisms(leukocytes/emzymes)
The inner layer of skin in which hair follicles and sweat glands originate involved in Grade 2-4 pressure sores

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