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00.01 Integumentary (Skin) Course Introduction

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The Integumentary Course gives you the most important things you need to know about diseases of the skin.  The skin is the largest organ in our body and is our major protection from infection! It’s so important that we understand how to assess the skin, how to prevent any kind of breakdown, and how to treat any lesions or wounds. We’ll walk you through some of the most common skin diseases, how to identify them, and how to care for those patients. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to…

  1. Assess and properly care for a patient with a burn injury.
  2. Discuss prevention, staging, and management of pressure ulcers.
  3. Discuss how to prevent and how to identify possible skin cancer.
  4. Discuss the pathophysiology and nursing priorities for common skin diseases such as shingles and dermatitis.
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