lewis chapter 11 vocab


bands of scar tissue that form between or around organs


separation and disruption of previously joined wound edges, usually occurs when a primary healing site bursts open


occurs when wound edges separate to the extent that intestines protrude through wound, usually needs immediate surgical treatment


are immature connective tissue cells that migrate into the healing site and secrete collagen

hypertrophic scars

inappropriately large, raised red and hard scars, occur when an overabundance of collagen is made during healing

inflammatory response

sequential reaction to cell injury

pressure injury

localized damage to the skin and/or underlying soft tissue


replacement of lost cells and tissues with cells of the same type


healing, with connective tissue replacing lost cells


pressure exerted on the skin when it adheres to the bed and the skin layers slide in the direction of body movement and excessive moisture, increased risk for skin breakdown