What Is Wound Dehiscence? - Definition & Treatment


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What is the most accurate definition of wound dehiscence?

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1. Which of the following would increase the stress placed on a surgical site?

2. Which person has the LOWEST risk for wound dehiscence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet help gauge your understanding of wound dehiscence. You should be familiar with topics such as treatment options and patients with the lowest risk for wound dehiscence in order to successfully pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize the assessment resources to evaluate your knowledge of:

  • The definition of wound dehiscence
  • Factors that increase stress on a surgical site
  • Patients at the lowest risk for experiencing wound dehiscence
  • Treatment options to remedy the situation
  • Body part most at risk for wound dehiscence

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet allow you to practice these skills:

  • Making connections - understand why certain patients may be at a lesser risk of wound dehiscence than others
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as wound dehiscence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the actions or factors most likely to result in stress to a surgical site

Additional Learning

To learn more about the topic, check out the lesson titled What Is Wound Dehiscence? - Definition & Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define wound dehiscence
  • Explore the potential reasons a wound may dehisce, including the role of a patient's health and the location of the wound
  • Understand how surgeons can play a role in causing wound dehiscence
  • Identify the potential treatments used to correct a wound dehiscence