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Injury or damage to body structures caused by violence, trauma, or surgery. In treating a wound that was not made surgically, prophylaxis against tetanus must be considered. The patient, if not previously immunized, should be given tetanus immune globulin.
PATIENT CARE Successful wound assessment includes the location of the wound, its size, depth, undermining, drainage, edges, base, and surrounding tissues. An assessment should be made for any redness, swelling, tenderness, and gangrene/necrosis. The assessment includes the patient's vital signs and measures taken to improve the healing. There are many diagnostic tools (such as radiography) to determine the extent of the injury.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Wound." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729139/all/perforating_wound.
Wound. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729139/all/perforating_wound. Accessed October 19, 2019.
Wound. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729139/all/perforating_wound
Wound [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 19]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729139/all/perforating_wound.
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