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.

5 Lessons in Chapter 21: Understanding Integumentary Disorders
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I.V. Infiltration: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

1. I.V. Infiltration: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Intravenous (I.V.) infiltration is a medical complication caused by nonvesicant drugs leaking from the vein at an injection site and invading the surrounding tissue. Explore I.V. infiltration causes, diagnostic symptoms, common treatments, and prevention tips.

MASD Wound vs. Pressure Ulcer

2. MASD Wound vs. Pressure Ulcer

Moisture Associated Skin Damage (MASD) and pressure ulcers both affect skin integrity, but are very different in nature. Read this lesson to learn more about the specifics of each condition and how their treatments vary.

Wound Infection: Identification & Treatment

3. Wound Infection: Identification & Treatment

This lesson will review inflammation and describe how to determine when a wound is infected. Symptoms on wound infections will be described and treatment options presented.

Surgical Wound Classification: Definition & Examples

4. Surgical Wound Classification: Definition & Examples

Surgical wounds can be classified based on their cleanliness and their risk of infection. Learn the definition of a surgical wound and explore how they are grouped in four different classifications.

Penetrating Trauma vs. Blunt Trauma

5. Penetrating Trauma vs. Blunt Trauma

Traumas are injuries caused by external forces, but not all traumas are the same. Explore the characteristics and differences between penetrating trauma and blunt trauma, how these injuries occur, and the forces involved in the injuries.

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