Wound Management. UNC Emergency Medicine Medical Student Lecture Series. Goals of Wound Care. Facilitate hemostasis Decrease tissue loss Promote wound healing Minimize scar formation. Mechanism of Injury. Wounds are caused by three different types of forces Shear Compressive Tensile.
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UNC Emergency Medicine
Medical Student Lecture Series
Type of Force
Potential for foreign body
Previous scar formationHistory
Alignment with skin lines
Foreign bodiesWound Examination