Life Cycles of the Middle Adult will introduce the student to the developmental tasks associated with the adult ages 35-65. Physical, social, and emotional characteristics will be identified. The integumentary system will introduce the student to the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system, common diseases, and diagnostic procedures. Related pharmacological agents and specific nutritional needs are discussed. Assessment, emergency treatment, and the complications of major burns are identified. The unit emphasizes the nursing intervention and the psychosocial aspects for the care of the client with an integumentary disorder. Selected clinical experiences will allow the student to practice appropriate nursing skills.
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