1.04 Skin Assessment - 1 This weekend you are going camping...

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1. This weekend you are going camping with your closest friends and family. Thankfully, the layers of your skin will help protect you during this adventure. Discuss at least two ways each layer, the epidermis and dermis, may protect you on this excursion. The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin, and the dermis is below, underneath the dermis is the hypodermis. Each layer has a different function and will help protect you. The epidermis will help to protect you by keeping foreign objects and water out of your body and provide protection from ultraviolet radiation because of the melanin. The layer below, the dermis, will help your body to maintain body temperature as well as containing nerves that takes in sensory information on pain, temperature, and itchiness so your brain can trigger a response. Lastly, the lowest layer, the hypodermis, fat connects to the underlying tissue and organs that will help to prevent loss of body
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