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Ch 7: Critical Care Nursing for Skin Conditions

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Review this chapter to boost your knowledge of critical care nursing for skin conditions. Explore lessons that cover the stages, prevention, symptoms and diagnosis and more for skin breakdown.

Critical Care Nursing for Skin Conditions - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter can help you feel confident that you have a grasp of how critical care nursing manages skin conditions. Access and review lessons from your computer, smartphone or laptop to learn about skin breakdown from top instructors. Topics covered in this chapter include the definition of skin breakdown, its stages, treatment and much more. Multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam allow you to test your knowledge of the lessons. Upon completion of this chapter, you will know more about:

  • The definition, stages and prevention of skin breakdown
  • Symptoms of skin breakdown and how it is diagnosed
  • How skin breakdown is treated
  • The care plan for skin breakdown

Lesson Objective
Skin Breakdown: Definition, Stages & Prevention Define skin breakdown, and examine its stages and prevention.
Skin Breakdown: Symptoms & Diagnosis Review the symptoms and diagnosis of skin breakdown.
Skin Breakdown: Treatment & Care Plan Find out how skin breakdown is treated, and learn more about its care plan.

28 Lessons in Chapter 7: Critical Care Nursing for Skin Conditions
Skin Breakdown: Definition, Stages & Prevention

1. Skin Breakdown: Definition, Stages & Prevention

Our skin serves as a barrier to our body and protects us from bacteria. It also helps regulate our temperature. In this lesson, we will learn about skin breakdown and the different stages. We will also learn how to prevent skin breakdown.

Skin Breakdown: Symptoms & Diagnosis

2. Skin Breakdown: Symptoms & Diagnosis

You may have heard the terms bed sore, pressure ulcer, or even decubitus ulcer. But did you know these terms refer to skin breakdown? Skin breakdown can lead to significant complications including pressure ulcers, infections, and even death.

Skin Breakdown: Treatment & Care Plan

3. Skin Breakdown: Treatment & Care Plan

Our skin has many purposes to protect our body. When skin breakdown occurs, it opens our body up for infection and other complications. In this lesson, we will learn about skin breakdown and how to treat it, by exploring an example care plan to prevent skin breakdown.

Cement Poisoning: Symptoms & Treatment

4. Cement Poisoning: Symptoms & Treatment

When the ingredients in cement are activated, they can cause cement poisoning. In this lesson, we will learn about the symptoms and treatment of cement poisoning.

How to Treat Concrete Burns

5. How to Treat Concrete Burns

This lesson is going to discuss the first aid and advanced treatments that are required to treat concrete burns. We will also discuss why the treatments are done.

Vestibule of the Ear: Function & Vestibulitis

6. Vestibule of the Ear: Function & Vestibulitis

This lesson explains where the vestibule of the ear is located and its major function. You'll also learn a bit about a condition called vestibulitis, which is itself part of a broader problem.

Nasal Vestibulitis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

7. Nasal Vestibulitis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Sure, you've heard of the flu and pneumonia, but what about nasal vestibulitis? In this lesson, learn the symptoms, causes, treatment and complications of this fascinating illness of the nose.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Treatment & Side Effects

8. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Treatment & Side Effects

The benefits of oxygen may seem obvious, but larger concentrations of oxygen are scientifically proven to benefit a variety of conditions. Read this lesson to learn when hyperbaric oxygen therapy is recommended and some of its potential side effects.

Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD): Definition & Treatment

9. Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD): Definition & Treatment

Moisture-associated skin damage, caused by skin exposure to sweat, urine, and other forms of moisture, can cause harmful effects to the skin. Read this lesson to learn more about what causes MASD, along with potential treatment options to alleviate the symptoms of this condition.

Pseudomonas Folliculitis: Symptoms & Treatment

10. Pseudomonas Folliculitis: Symptoms & Treatment

Do you love to go to the pool? Do you love waterslides? You might want to think twice about getting into the pool unless you're ok with Pseudomonas folliculitis. This lesson goes over this condition's symptoms and treatment.

What are Pilonidal Cysts? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

11. What are Pilonidal Cysts? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

A cyst that develops at the tailbone, or a pilonidal cyst, can be uncomfortable and even painful. Read this lesson to learn what causes these abnormal growths, and how they can be effectively treated.

Blood Blisters: Causes & Treatment

12. Blood Blisters: Causes & Treatment

Ouch! We have all experienced blisters before, but you may have never realized how they occur. In this lesson, we will learn more about your skin and how blisters form. We will also look at what causes blood blisters and how to treat them.

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Causes & Treatment

13. Dyshidrotic Eczema: Causes & Treatment

Dyshidrotic eczema is a rare and complex skin condition. In this lesson, we'll explore the causes and risk factors of this condition. We'll also look at preventative measures and available treatments.

Eczema Herpticum: Symptoms & Treatment

14. Eczema Herpticum: Symptoms & Treatment

How would you like an infection on top of your existing skin condition? No thank you, right? Well this happens in eczema herpeticum. Find out more on this condition's symptoms and treatments.

What is Rosacea? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

15. What is Rosacea? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

While rosy cheeks might be cute in some cases, they might be a sign of a larger problem in others. Find out why in this lesson on rosacea as well as its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

Chemical Burns: Definition & Symptoms

16. Chemical Burns: Definition & Symptoms

Chemical burns can occur in the work place and at home and are often caused by misuse of everyday substances. This lesson will review the definition, types of, and symptoms of chemical burns.

Chemical Burns: Treatment & First Aid

17. Chemical Burns: Treatment & First Aid

Chemical burns can be caused by many different commonly used household products such as bleach and other cleaners. Learn about how to treat and care for chemical burns.

Alkali Burns vs. Acid Burns

18. Alkali Burns vs. Acid Burns

In this lesson, we'll go over the differences and similarities between alkali burns and acid burns. After learning what each one is, we'll talk about how their pathophysiology and treatment differ.

Chemical Burn Scars: Treatment & Prevention

19. Chemical Burn Scars: Treatment & Prevention

Chemical burns occur when tissue is damaged by a strong irritant and often leaves an undesirable scar on the skin. This lesson will review prevention and treatment of the scars that can be left by chemical burns.

Second-Degree Burns: Treatment & Healing Stages

20. Second-Degree Burns: Treatment & Healing Stages

This lesson will discuss the primary treatment options and stages of healing for second-degree burns. Second-degree burns require more attention and carry a higher risk of infection. Treatment must begin immediately to reduce skin damage and infection.

First-Degree Burns: Symptoms & Treatment

21. First-Degree Burns: Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will launch you into burn care by discussing first degree burn identification and treatment. The care of burns depends on the depth of the burn and the location. The best place to start is the top!

Third-Degree Burns: Symptoms, Treatment & Healing Stages

22. Third-Degree Burns: Symptoms, Treatment & Healing Stages

Third degree burns are the most serious burns. The success of these victims in recovery depends on expert care. The complex nature of treatment and recovery requires high-level training.

How to Treat a Burn from Boiling Water

23. How to Treat a Burn from Boiling Water

Burns from hot liquids or steam can be serious. Prompt and effective treatment is important, but some common burn remedies can actually be harmful. In this course, you will learn the right way to treat this common injury.

Grease Burns: Treatment & First Aid

24. Grease Burns: Treatment & First Aid

If you ever cook, stand in a kitchen while a person cooks, or eat hot food, you are at risk for getting a grease burn. Learn how to properly treat and care for grease burns.

Rope Burns: Treatment & First Aid

25. Rope Burns: Treatment & First Aid

Rope burns occur when a rope runs across your skin quickly, causing great friction that can result in redness, blisters, or bleeding. Learn how to treat these injuries in both the short and long term.

Cryogenic Burns: Definition & Treatment

26. Cryogenic Burns: Definition & Treatment

In this lesson, we'll be learning about the dangers of cryogenic burns. By the end of this lesson, you'll understand more about the pathophysiology of this rare burn, as well as first aid and medical treatment.

Rhinophyma: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

27. Rhinophyma: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson goes over a condition once associated with alcoholism called rhinophyma. Find out what this is, what its signs and symptoms may be, and how it's generally treated.

Plantar Warts: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

28. Plantar Warts: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

In this lesson, you will learn about the definition and location of plantar warts. You'll also learn about some of the major signs, symptoms, and treatment options for plantar warts.

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