Which layer of the skin acts as a protective barrier against bacterial infection and helps to maintain fluid balance?
One difference between a hematoma and a contusion is that a hematoma:
Abrasions are typically:
The body's response to surface trauma includes vasoconstriction, coagulation, and the growth of tissue to close and seal the wound. The broad term for this initial response is:
Vasoconstriction secondary to injury is a (an):
The role of thrombin in clot formation is to:
After an injury, blood flow to the injured area:
A mnemonic device used to recall the signs and symptoms of a major crush injury is:
Which of the following is a typical finding in a patient with compartment syndrome?
You are dispatched to a day-care center for a 3-year-old with a bruise to his right eye. The day-care provider is concerned that this child may have been abused. She states that although the child "bonked" his right eye on a chair 2 days earlier, he did not have the bruise yesterday, and his father was unable to produce "a suitable explanation" of the current presentation. Which of the following is true regarding this child's contusion and subsequent bruising?
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