Understanding Skin Functions and Burns

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What is the function of the outer layer (Epidermis) of the skin?

Protecting the body from injury and infection

Which substance is secreted by the sebaceous glands to protect the epidermis?

Sebum

What functions do the blood vessels in the dermis serve?

Supplying the skin with nutrients and regulating body temperature

What is the consequence of burns on the skin's effectiveness as a natural barrier against infection?

It no longer functions effectively as a natural barrier against infection

What may a casualty suffer from as a consequence of burns?

Hypothermia

Learn about how the skin regulates body temperature, the consequences of burns, the classification of burns, burns that require hospital treatment, types of burns, and first aid for severe, minor, airway, electrical, and chemical burns.

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