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amputazione

For
amputation
is defined as the complete removal of a body part. Surgical techniques can often reattach amputated parts so that normal or near-normal function is restored.

What to do?

  1. Check ABCHs and hemorrhage.
  2. Dealing with shocks.
  3. Look for and protect the amputated part. Later let the surgeon decide whether it can be reattached.
  4. To protect the amputated part, you must rinse it with water and remove debris, wrap the amputated part with dry, sterile gauze, place it in a container or plastic bag, on a bed of ice. Do not immerse the amputated part in ice, as it is difficult to reattach frozen anatomical parts.
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