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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.
1. I.V. Infiltration: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
In this lesson, you will learn about I.V. infiltration. Upon the completion of this lesson, you should be able to define and list the causes, symptoms, and treatment of I.V. infiltration.
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.
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.
4. Surgical Wound Classification: Definition & Examples
Surgical wounds can be placed into four different classifications: Class I, Class II, Class III, and Class IV. Learn about each of these different classifications and become familiar with examples of each type of surgical wound.
5. Penetrating Trauma vs. Blunt Trauma
Are you confused about the difference between penetrating trauma and blunt trauma? This lesson clearly explains the two and gives numerous examples of each.
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