Because it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless.
Protects against infection.
Protects body from water loss.
Regulates body temperature.
Sensory organ for touch, pain, temperature, & pressure perception.
The skin. (para 3-9)
a. The epidermis which is the outer layer of skin.
b. Mild partial thickness burns.
Extend partially into the skin layers. Second-degree burns extend through the
first skin layer (epidermis) and into, but not through, the second skin layer (the
dermis). (para 3-10b)
a. The epidermis and the dermis.
b. Full thickness.
a. Minor. (para 3-13a)
b. Moderate. (para 3-12b)
c. Critical. (para 3-11c)
This burn can cause airway obstruction.
Hot grease is hard to remove and cools slowly. The grease may cause extensive
damage before anyone can remove it. (para 3-15c)
Right arm, front =
Right arm, back =
Right leg, front =
Right leg, back =
36% TBSA burned
No. These will just have to be scrubbed off later, irritating the skin and causing the
patient pain. (para 3-17b, CAUTION)
Tissues will swell soon after the burn, making those items both uncomfortable for
the patient and hard to remove. (para 3-19f)