Introduction to Skin Care Part 1

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Introduction to Skin Care Part 1 The skin is the largest organ in the body. As nurses, it is our responsibility to either: Maintain skin integrity or Promote wound healing Skin Changes with Aging 1. Reduced skin elasticity 2. Decreased collagen 3. Thinning of underlying muscle and tissues 4. Medical conditions that may interfere with wound healing 5. Altered attachment between epidermis and dermis which allows for skin to be easily torn 6. Decreased subcutaneous padding over boney prominences – more prone to skin breakdown 7. Reduced nutritional intake – impaired wound healing and risk for wound development 8. Decreased activity of sebaceous and sweat glands – dry skin is more common 9. Decreased circulation to skin can delay skin healing Assessment of the Skin Can reveal a variety of conditions: 1. Changes in oxygenation 2. Changes in circulation 3. Changes in nutrition 4. Changes in hydration 5. Local tissue damage Skin Color Ranges in tone: 1. Ivory 2. Light pink 3. Ruddy pink 4.
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  • Spring '13
  • Jones
  • Nursing, dry skin, skin integrity, Reduced skin elasticity

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