The Red Cross Wound Classification (ICRC, 1997, 16 p.)
 (introduction...) FOREWORD INTRODUCTION SCORING THE WOUNDS IN THE FIELD ADDITIONAL POINTS ABOUT SCORING WOUNDS SUBSEQUENT ANALYSIS APPLICATIONS 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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