Wound Care Vocabulary

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

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Created Dec 19, 2011ReportNominate
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