Monthly Archives December 2015

Burns

Burns by Jacob Gerlitz, NP In the past few decades there has been a marked improvement in the management of burns. But, burns are still a complex condition that requires medical care coordination between EMS, hospitals, specialists and primary care providers. Skin Anatomy and Function The skin is considered an organ, and it’s actually the largest organ of the body. The skin contains three main tissue layers: the epidermis, the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The outermost layer, the epidermis acts as a barrier to prevent the entry of microorganisms and other toxic substances to enter the body. It also functions
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