- Work Place: If you work around chemicals, you are at risk for skin burns.
- House Work: Skin burns can be caused by cooking without using safety precautions.Unattended cooking is the main cause of cooking fires.
- Self-Injury: If you feel the desire to hurt yourself or others, you could be at risk for a skin injury.
- Tool Use: Use tools properly and keep them maintained. A sharp knife or razor is safer than a dull one, for instance.
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What increases my risk of skin injuries?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answeredIf you are around harmful materials or do not take enough care when around these materials, you could be at risk of a skin injury. In most cases, the best way to reduce your risk of skin injury is taking preventive measures, such as wearing proper clothing and taking extra care when working with hot items. The following are a list of some common skin injury risks:
What can cause ongoing tingling in the funny bone?
The "funny bone" feeling is caused by some irritation to the ulnar nerve in the elbow. This irritation may be caused by inflammation in the soft tissues around the elbow joint, irregularities in the tunnel through which the ulnar nerve passes, or the movement of the nerve when it's out of place. Whatever the cause may be, you should see a physician if the tingling sensation does not subside.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)
What is a laparoscopic retroperitoneal adrenalectomy?
In the laparoscopic retroperitoneal technique, the patient is positioned prone (i.e. lying face down) and the adrenal gland is approach through the back. Three small incisions are made beneath the ribcage. This cavity is then inflated, with carbon dioxide gas. The top of the kidney is identified and the adrenal vein is tied off. As with the anterior technique the gland is placed into a bag but usually the tumor does not need to be morcellated and the incisions do not need to be made bigger in order to remove the adrenal gland.
The major benefit of the retroperitoneal approach is that the surgeon does not need to move any other organs out of the way (i.e. spleen, liver, pancreas, colon, etc.) because the adrenal gland lies right against the ribcage in the back. This technique means that it may be performed faster than the traditional transabdominal approach. In addition, this may be a better technique for patients having both adrenal glands removed (because the patient does not need to be "flipped over" in order to get to the other side) and for those with extensive scar tissue in their abdomen from previous surgery. In addition, some surgeons feel that patients have less post-operative pain. This approach is not recommended for tumors over 6 cm in size and for morbidly obese patients.
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