Integumentary system Quiz #16, Skin Burns  

1. A 34-year-old male presents to the emergency department after sustaining burns from a house fire. Physical examination reveals burns on his face, chest, and both arms. The burns on his arms appear white, leathery, and are insensate, while the burns on his chest are red, blistered, and painful. Which of the following best describes the depth of the burns on his arms? 

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2. A 27-year-old woman is brought to the emergency room after spilling boiling water on her leg. Physical examination shows a 6x8 cm area of red, painful skin with blistering on her right thigh. There are no white or charred areas, and the patient is in significant pain, especially upon touch. Which of the following is the most appropriate classification of her injury? 

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3. A firefighter was exposed to flames while rescuing individuals from a burning building. He sustained burns that have a dry, leathery texture, and there are areas with exposed muscle and bone. He does not respond to painful stimuli in the burned areas. Which of the following best classifies his burns? 

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4. A 22-year-old male presents with burns on his right hand after accidentally touching a hot stove. The burned area is red, mildly swollen, and painful, but there are no blisters, and the pain decreases slightly when pressure is applied. Which of the following is the most accurate description of his burn? 

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5. A patient presents to the emergency department after an electrical burn injury. On examination, there are entrance and exit wounds, and the patient shows signs of muscle breakdown and renal dysfunction. Which of the following complications is most immediately life-threatening in this patient? 

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