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Contact dermatitis, a type IV delayed hypersensitivity reaction, is an acute or chronic skin inflammation that results from direct skin contact with chemicals or allergens.
Cellulitis is a common, potentially serious bacterial skin infection.
A nurse who cares for a patient with burn injury (burns) should be knowledgeable about the physiologic changes that occur after a burn, as well as astute assessment skills to detect subtle changes in the patient’s condition.
From an infant to an elderly, let’s follow through the changes that occur in our largest army of defense, our skin.
It is crucial for nurses to have the knowledge of the normal anatomy, physiology, and assessments of the integument when providing nursing care for clients with disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. Dive skin-deep with this NCLEX-style exam containing 60 questions all about the Integumentary System and its disorders and diseases.
Here are four (4) nursing care plans for dermatitis.