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How To Grade BURNS - 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Degree Burns Explained



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so this video we're going to be

discussing 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th degree

burns so 1st degree burns basically it's

the least severe level of burn usually

only affects the upper level of the skin

meaning the dermis and now symptoms

include redness often is painful to the

touch between you to day 2 and 3 days

and it can often be followed by a

peeling of skin

second-degree burns also known as

partial thickness burns which is an

important term to remember and is a this

is a moderate level of burn it usually

contains the epidermis and part of the

dermis you can see here kind of what

that is so it's including this part of

the skin usually and some symptoms

include a much darker color darker red

color than a first-degree burn

oftentimes there's blistering it's very

painful to the touch and the appearance

can possibly be wet and shiny you can

see that kind of in this picture here

how it's got a much different appearance

than a first-degree burn and it almost

appears as if the skin is is broken at

the top there's there's actual damage

and that coincides with the blistering

I've seen a second-degree burn

so third third-degree burns are also

known as full thickness burns another

very important term to remember and they

are very severe burns and they're very

graphic as well I didn't include a

picture because if you want a picture

just Google yourself I swear this video

would get flagged if I I put up some of

these gruesome pictures that you can

find basically it affects all layers of

the skin epidermis dermis and

subcutaneous symptoms include dark brown

or waxy white color there's often

charring of the skin and it's almost

like a leather texture but what's

important to remember and what's going

to be seen on a lot of tests as a trick

question is the fact that there

no pain in the third-degree burn because

the the nerve cells have been damaged

and they can't feel the pain anymore

they could feel it when it was happening

but now that is third-degree burn they

can't feel it anymore so they feel no

pain and fourth-degree burns are

basically everything a third-degree burn

s plus damage to deeper tissues so if

you get a burn that's bad enough it

burns through your skin and then it

starts affecting them either like for

example a muscle a tendon a bone

sometimes organs potentially that's what

Scott characterized as a fourth degree

burn that's pretty much it thanks for

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