Stages of Heaing

  • Created by: grace_mul
  • Created on: 21-09-21 11:29

1. Bleeding and Haemostasis:

  • immediately after injury
  • blood fills wound and cleans wound surface
  • haemorrhaging slows due to vasoconstriction - lasting 5-10 minutes 
  • blood clot needs to form
  • platelets adhere within seconds of blood vessel
  • fibrin strands adhere within 60 seconds and procoagulants are released - forms part of the scab
  • covering a wound with a bandage or gauze can facilitate haemostasis and blood clotting
  • scab alone does not provide wound strength - severity of wound dictates if stitches are needed 

2. Inflammatory Phase:

  • 6 hours after injury
  • can last…


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