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Ch 11: Circulation & Skin Integrity Concerns in Nursing

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The entertaining lessons and short quizzes in this chapter can help you succeed on a test that covers circulation and skin integrity concerns in nursing. Utilize these study resources to quickly and effectively absorb important information and test your knowledge before the day of your test.

Circulation & Skin Integrity Concerns in Nursing - Chapter Summary

Studying circulation and skin integrity concerns in nursing is easier than ever with help from this informative chapter. Short lessons presented by expert instructors provide in-depth examinations of the human circulatory system, human skin layers, skin integrity and more. Complete this chapter to ensure you're able to do the following:

  • List parts and functions of the human circulatory system
  • Discuss the function of the integumentary system
  • Describe the layers, function and structure of human skin
  • Explain the importance of circulation and skin integrity
  • Detail the process of assessing circulation and skin integrity
  • Identify and describe nursing techniques to promote circulation and skin integrity

Review the lessons in this chapter in any order that can help you best understand circulation and skin integrity concerns in nursing. If you develop questions while studying the lessons, feel free to submit them to our experts. Take the lesson quizzes and a practice chapter exam to assess your comprehension of this subject. All resources are available 24/7 and can be accessed using any computer, smartphone or tablet with an Internet connection.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Circulation & Skin Integrity Concerns in Nursing
The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

1. The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

In this lesson, you will take a ride on the transportation system of the body called the circulatory system and its two parts: the pulmonary circuit and the systemic circuit. Take a look inside and see how every inch of your body receives the oxygen and nutrients it needs.

What is the Function of the Integumentary System?

2. What is the Function of the Integumentary System?

In this lesson, we'll explore the function of the different parts of the integumentary system, which protects the body. We will look at how the skin and its accessory organs work together.

Human Skin: Layers, Function & Structure

3. Human Skin: Layers, Function & Structure

This lesson will cover the three main layers of your skin, which includes the epidermis, dermis, and subcutis. In addition, we'll learn about other skin cells and tissue, such as adipose tissue, keratinocytes, melanocytes, and Merkel's cells.

Circulation & Skin Integrity: Importance, Risk Factors & Examples

4. Circulation & Skin Integrity: Importance, Risk Factors & Examples

We are going to take a look at the importance of skin integrity and how circulation plays a key role in maintaining the integrity of the skin. We will also cover risk factors and discuss how they put a person at risk.

How to Assess Circulation & Skin Integrity

5. How to Assess Circulation & Skin Integrity

Nurses are responsible for knowing the overall health of their patients. They have certain methods that they use as part of an assessment to check for circulation and skin integrity. We will look at how the assessment is done and discuss why, as well as expectations.

Nursing Techniques to Promote Circulation & Skin Integrity

6. Nursing Techniques to Promote Circulation & Skin Integrity

We are going to look at the link between circulation and skin integrity and then discuss nursing techniques that can help to promote circulation and skin integrity. The logic behind each technique is also covered in this lesson.

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