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close this bookThe Red Cross Wound Classification (ICRC, 1997, 16 p.)
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View the documentFOREWORD
View the documentINTRODUCTION
View the documentSCORING THE WOUNDS IN THE FIELD
View the documentADDITIONAL POINTS ABOUT SCORING WOUNDS
View the documentSUBSEQUENT ANALYSIS
View the documentAPPLICATIONS OF THE CLASSIFICATIONS ARE:

SCORING THE WOUNDS IN THE FIELD

Wounds are scored after surgery or initial assessment.

E = (entry) centimetres.

Estimate the maximum diameter of the entry.



X = (exit) centimetres.

Estimate the maximum diameter of the exit (X = 0 if no exit).



C = (cavity)

Can the "cavity" of the wound take 2 fingers before


C0

surgery?


C1

No: C = 0, Yes: C = 1.



This may be obvious before operation or only established after skin incision. For chest and abdominal wounds it refers to the wound of the chest or abdominal wall.



F = (fracture)

No fracture: F = 0. Simple fracture, hole or insignificant


F0

comminution: F = 1. Clinically significant comminution:


F1

F=2.


F2




V = (vital structure)

Are brain, viscera (breach of dura, pleura or peritoneum)


V0

or major vessels injured?


V1

No: V= 0. Yes: V= 1.



M= (metallic body)

Bullet or fragments visible on X ray. None: M = 0. One


M0

metallic body: M = 1. Multiple metallic bodies: M = 2.


M1



M2



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