Week 2 | Skin Assessment and Documentation (17170-SP)

Content Outline

Changes Related to Skin Across the Lifespan

  • Facts are different now related to bathing of newborns
  • Many changes impact skin as people age, but really it begins very early

Neonate Skin Update

Aging Effects

Wrinkles

Moisture Balance - A Critical Element

Skin Assessment Practice Pearls

Skin Assessment Elements

Conducting Skin Assessment

Plan to Keep Skin Healthy

Documentation

Subjective Elements

Objective Elements

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  1. Provide full skin assessment
  2. Recognize normal appearance of skin
  3. Note and describe deviations from normal skin
  4. Document skin condition
Course summary
Available: 
01/13/2017
Expires: 
04/30/2018

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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