Week 1 | Human Skin (17180-SP)

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Topics

Review of Skin Structure

  • Epidermis
  • Dermis
  • Underlying subcutaneous tissue

Healthy Skin

  • Infection prevention and immune system function
  • Waste removal
  • Preserving hydration
  • Protection from injury
  • Thermoregulation
  • Sensation

Factors Impacting Skin Integrity

  • Local
  • Systemic
  • Other

Changes In Skin Over the Lifetime

Neonate Skin

Skin Color

Skin Assessment

  • What is needed
  • Elements of complete skin assessment
    • Temperature
    • Moisture
    • Color
    • Turgor
    • Integrity

Steps to Healthy Skin

Documentation

  • Subjective
  • Objective

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss skin structure and function 
  2. State organ systems involved in supporting integumentary system 
  3. Describe two factors causing skin changes 
  4. List three effects of aging on skin integrity 
  5. Identify variations in skin in different groups of people 
  6. Provide full skin assessment 
  7. Recognize normal appearance of skin 
  8. Note skin changes from normal 
  9. Document skin condition 
  10. Describe deviations from normal 
Course summary
Available: 
04/07/2017
Expires: 
07/02/2018

Betty Hanrahan, MSN, CNS, ARNP-BC, CWCN-AP, CWS, FACCWS, CFCN
Certified Wound Care Nurse; Co-Director, Wound Management Education Program (WMEP) and Wound Management Fundamentals Course (WMFC), Continuing Nursing Education, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle; Fellow, College of Certified Wound Specialists

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