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Ch 21: Understanding Integumentary Disorders

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Take a look at these engaging nursing lessons to refresh your understanding of integumentary disorders. These mobile-friendly lessons are great resources for test preparation, homework help and independent learning.

Understanding Integumentary Disorders - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive chapter helps you gain an understanding of integumentary disorders. As you progress through these simple and expertly taught lessons, you'll break down the characteristics of various integumentary issues, such as pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, blunt trauma and I.V. infiltration. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Differentiate between pressure ulcers and MASD wounds
  • Identify wound infections
  • Describe the causes, symptoms and treatment for I.V. infiltration
  • Classify surgical wounds
  • Evaluate the differences between blunt trauma and penetrating trauma

We've included self-assessment quizzes throughout the chapter to help you reinforce the topics you study. If you have any questions about the material, our instructors are available to help you out. You can also access the chapter's resources any time using your computer or mobile devices.

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