Soft Tissue Trauma

Soft Tissue Trauma

Information Covered:

  1. Incidence of soft tissue injury
    1. Mortality/morbidity
  2. Anatomy and Physiology of soft tissue injury
    1. Layers of the skin
    2. Function of the skin
  3. Pathophysiology of wound healing
    1. Hemostasis
    2. Inflammation phase
    3. Epithelialization
    4. Neovascularization
    5. Collagen synthesis
    6. Alteration of wound healing
    7. Abnormal scar formation
  4. Wounds
    1. Avulsions
      1. Pathophysiology
      2. Special assessment finding
      3. Special management considerations
    2. Bite Wounds
      1. Pathophysiology
        1. Types
          1. animal
          2. human
          3. insect
          4. rabies
      2. Special assessment finding
        1. Animal
          1. note time since bite
          2. type of animal
        2. Human
          1. cause of wound
          2. location
          3. presence of infection due to delayed in seeking treatment
        3. Insect
          1. black widow
          2. brown recluse
          3. fire ants
          4. tick bites
      3. Special management considerations
        1. Animal
        2. Human
        3. Insect
          1. spider bites
          2. fire ants
          3. tick bites
    3. Lacerations
      1. Pathophysiology
      2. Special assessment finding
      3. Special management considerations
    4. Puncture wounds
      1. Pathophysiology
      2. Special assessment finding
        1. Mechanism of injury
        2. Inspect the wound, do not probe
        3. Know underlying complications
        4. Infection problems when patient did not seek care
        5. Role to edema
      3. Special management considerations
        1. Role of tetanus antitoxin
        2. Infection prevention
        3. Wound management
        4. Supportive care

 

Content Creator: Chris Hunt

CAPCE Course Number: 17-EMTP-F3-2301

Total CE Hours: 1.5

Level: Basic

EMT-CE uses the NEMSES guidelines as the foundation for every course outline.