This section will introduce the student to the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system. Common diseases and diagnostic procedures related to the integumentary system will be discussed. Related pharmacological agents and specific nutritional needs are described. Assessment, emergency treatment, and the complications of burns are identified. The unit emphasizes nursing care of the client with self-care deficits associated with a disorder of the integumentary system. Selected clinical experiences will allow the student to practice appropriate nursing skills.
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