Help!! Patho for a Multiple Stab Victim

  1. I have no idea what to write as a patho for a Stab Wound???
    There are a couple of complications such as a perforated intestine causing him to have a colostomy bag and one absess.
    Is there a patho for a stab wound????
    •  
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Daytonite
    you might not find the specific pathophysiology in any textbook in front of you, but you can piece it together. ask yourself what has happened? a foreign body invaded your patient with force and speed. in so doing, it resulted in laceration and other injuries. a stabbing is a mechanical injury or trauma. what you need to do is address the pathophysiology of the injury caused to each of the structures/organs/cells damaged by the implement used to do the stabbing. to do this you'll have to read the or and er reports very carefully to get the full extent and description of the injuries that occurred. on the very basic cellular level, every cell of the body needs water, oxygen and nutrients to survive. when an injury occurs that prohibits the ability of the individual cells to obtain one or more of those requirements then normal cellular metabolism can't take place and results in cell disruption or death (of the cells). otherwise, cells will adapt and heal. examples of causes of cell disruption are such things as hypoxia, ischemia and malnutrition. nonspecific immune response (inflammatory response) also occurs when tissues and cells have sustained a physical injury and white blood cell activity occurs. you might want to review this in a physiology book. symptoms of this are redness, heat, swelling and pain.
  4. by   kimber1985
    I swear my instructor said, "Everything has a patho" after 6 hours of google-ing I found a site that had the patho of a stab wound and the patho of the healing process. Otherwise,I would have copied and pasted and sourced you. Thank you for answering. Not in any book I own.
  5. by   morte
    Quote from kimber1985
    I swear my instructor said, "Everything has a patho" after 6 hours of google-ing I found a site that had the patho of a stab wound and the patho of the healing process. Otherwise,I would have copied and pasted and sourced you. Thank you for answering. Not in any book I own.
    i think you may be taking you instructor too concretely....critical thinking would get you through, as daytonite explained......good luck

close