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1 / 1 ptsQuestion 9A nurse performing a skin assessment notes that the client's skin is very dry. Howshould the nurse document this finding?XerosisCorrect!Correct!
SeborrheaPruritusActinic keratoses
12/30/21, 7:47 PMSession 4 Exam 2 - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: NCLEX Remediation Course Nov 2021Rationale:Dry skin is also called xerosis. In this condition, the epidermis lacksmoisture or sebum and is often marked by a pattern of fine lines, scaling, anditching. Causes include too-frequent bathing, low humidity, and decreasedproduction of sebum in aging skin. Pruritus is the symptom of itching, anuncomfortable sensation that prompts the urge to scratch the skin. Seborrheais one of several common skin conditions in which an overproduction ofsebum results in excessive oiliness or dry scales. Actinic keratoses are red-tan scaly plaques that grow over the years, becoming raised and roughened.A silvery-white scale may adhere to the plaque. They occur on sun-exposedsurfaces and are directly related to sun exposure. Actinic keratoses arepremalignant and may develop into squamous cell carcinoma.
10/103Test-Taking Strategy:Knowledge of the characteristics of various skinconditions and lesions is needed to answer this question. This knowledge andnoting the words “very dry” in the question will direct you to the correct option.Review: the conditions identified in the options .Reference:Ignatavicius, D., & Workman, M. (2010).Medical-surgical nursing:Patient-centered collaborative care(6th ed., pp. 465, 480). St. Louis:Saunders.Cognitive Ability:ApplyingClient Needs:Health Promotion and MaintenanceIntegrated Process:Communication and DocumentationContent Area:Adult Health/IntegumentaryPriority Concepts: Evidence, Tissue IntegrityHESI Concepts: Evidence-Based Practice/Evidence, Tissue Integrity

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