Wounds heal by one of three processes: primary intention, secondary intention, or
tertiary intention. _________________________________________ is healing of
an open wound where there has been a significant loss of tissue.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXERCISES 39 THROUGH 41. Match the signs and
symptoms described in Column I with the appropriate wound complications in Column II.
___ A separation of wound edges with the
protrusion of organs through the incision.
___ The wound edges are approximated but the
wound is swollen, reddened, and feels hot.
___ The wound edges are separated without
protrusion of organs.
Which of the following is NOT true of a Penrose drain?
a. It is made of flexible, soft rubber and causes little tissue reaction.
b. It has a reservoir to maintain constant low suction.
It acts by drawing any pus or fluid along its surfaces through the incision or a
stab wound adjacent to the main incision.
d. The tube is pulled out and shortened 1 to 2 inches each day until it falls out.
Thrombophlebitis and emboli are potential complications of surgery. To prevent
thrombophlebitis, instruct the patient to _______________________________
while on bed rest.
There are two methods of caring for wounds: the __________________ method in
which no dressing is used to cover the wound and the __________________
method in which a dressing is applied.