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Integumentary Nursing Actions - Chapter Summary
Improve your understanding of integumentary nursing actions with this self-paced online chapter. These bite-sized lessons show you patient management and nursing protocols related to negative pressure wound therapy, pressure reduction surfaces and fecal management devices. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:
- Identify devices that are used for negative pressure wound therapy
- Evaluate wound VAC indications
- Explain how pressure reduction surfaces help with patient management
- Recognize the functions of fecal management devices
Following each lesson is a short quiz to help you commit important nursing terms to memory. You can submit questions to our instructors if you have any, and we've made the chapter available to access on any computer or mobile device. The chapter's resources are available whenever you have free time to study.
1. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: Definition & Devices
Many patients with various conditions develop wounds that are difficult to heal. This lesson is about negative pressure wound therapy, an innovative technique used in wound healing.
2. Wound VAC: Indications & Patient Management
This lesson describes the functions and indications of wound vacs to apply negative pressure wound therapy. The nursing role in wound vac and patient management and assessment are discussed.
3. Pressure Reduction Surfaces: Indications & Patient Management
This lesson describes the causes of pressure injuries and the various means of reducing the effects of pressure on the body. Nursing considerations for risk management are also discussed.
4. Fecal Management Devices: Indications & Patient Management
This lesson defines fecal management devices and their indications for use in diverting acute diarrhea in incontinence patients to protect the patient's skin, allow for rest, and prevent the spread of pathogens. Nursing considerations for management and monitoring are also discussed.
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