Med Surg

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Anonymous
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207330
Filename:
Med Surg
Updated:
2013-03-14 19:55:43
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Integumentary System
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Nursing Med Surg Sem 1
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  1. Name 6 functions of skin
    • Protection 
    • Vitamin D production
    • Temp maintenance 
    • Fluid balance 
    • Sensation
    • Immune response function
  2. What to look for with skin lessions
    • Temp
    • size
    • color
    • rash? blanchable?
    • distribution 
    • location 
    • pain
    • pattern
  3. what to look for with open wounds
    • wound bed
    • periwound
    • wound edges
    • vascularity
    • ecchymosis
  4. Basal cell cancer
    most common, rarely metastasizes
  5. Squamous cell
    Invasive skin tumor, can metastasize
  6. Malignant melanoma
    will rapidly metastasize to liver, lungs and brain
  7. ABCD
    • Assymetry
    • Boarders
    • Color variation in one lesion 
    • Diameter greater than 5 mm

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