Wound Care (cont.)
Wound Signs and Symptoms
- The most common symptoms of a wound are pain, swelling, and bleeding.
The amount of pain, swelling, and bleeding of a wound depends upon the location of the injury and the mechanism of
- Some large lacerations may not hurt very much if they are located in an area
that has few nerve endings, while abrasions of fingertips (which has a greater
number of nerves) can be very painful, for example, a paper cut.
- Some lacerations may bleed more if the area
involved has a greater number of blood vessels, for example, the scalp and face.
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