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…
- Assess and properly care for a patient with a burn injury.
- Discuss prevention, staging, and management of pressure ulcers.
- Discuss how to prevent and how to identify possible skin cancer.
- Discuss the pathophysiology and nursing priorities for common skin diseases such as shingles and dermatitis.
Cornell Note-Taking System Instructions:
- Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the lecture using telegraphic sentences.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based onthe notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarifymeanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthenmemory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
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