Skin Assessment: Signs and Symptoms of Clients at Risk

 

The integumentary system is the body's largest organ. Skin is the heaviest single organ of the body and accounts for about 16% of body weight. The integumentary system is the first line of defense for our bodies and plays an integral role in keeping us healthy. When the skin breaks down and an opening is created, it can lead to serious infection. If the skin is over-exposed to environmental elements such as excessive heat or cold, it can become damaged or even necrotic. It is imperative that the skin be in good working order in order to optimize your health. Performing a thorough skin assessment is of upmost importance to every healthcare provider regardless of area of specialty. All providers have a chance to assess some portion of a patient's skin, and need to be vigilant about looking for abnormalities. This course will walk you through all aspects of performing a thorough skin assessment according to best practice guidelines. The course will go in-depth on preparing for the exam, implementing the skin assessment, and diagnosing abnormalities you may find during the exam. Through a blend of didactic information, clinical pictures, case studies, and self-evaluation to facilitate your learning experience, you will gather information that is essential to assessing the integumentary system. The target audience for this course is registered nurses and advanced practice nurses.

$19.95

Hours: 1.00
REL-CH-0-SKINSSCR

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-CH-0-SKINSSCR
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Describe abnormal skin lesions clearly and effectively.
Demonstrate basic knowledge about common skin infections and abnormalities.
Perform a thorough skin assessment.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributors B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives Section 2: Skin Assessment A. Scott’s Clinic Visit B. Background and Importance C. Supplies Needed D. Patient History E. Risk Factors for Skin Abnormalities F. Components of the Exam G. Michael’s Rash H. Primary Lesions I. Other Primary Lesions J. Secondary Changes K. Collin’s Major Concern L. Section Summary Section 3: Common Viral, Fungal, and Bacterial Skin Infections and Treatment A. Warts B. Shingles C. Molloscum Contagiosum D. Ethan’s Big Issue E. Tinea: An Overview F. Types of Tinea G. Candidiasis H. Brody’s Itchy Foot A. Acne Vulgaris B. Rosacea C. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus D. London’s Bump E. Section Summary Section 4: Common Acquired, Mechanical, and Immune-Mediated Skin Infections and Treatment A. Acquired: Actinic Keratosis B. Acquired: Scabies, Lice, and Bed Bugs C. Acquired: Contact Dermatitis D. Mechanical: Hydradenitis Suppurativa E. Immune-Mediated: Atopic Dermatitis F. Immune-Mediated: Psoriasis G. Matthew’s New Roommate H. Section Summary Section 5: Malignancies A. Incidence and Occurrence B. Risk Assessment C. ABCD D. The Lesion That Wouldn’t Heal E. Section Summary Section 6: Special Populations A. Elderly B. Adolescents C. Pediatrics D. Diabetic Patients E. Pregnancy F. Megan’s Toe G. Section Summary Section 7: Finishing Up A. Patient Education B. Labs and Testing C. Cryotherapy, Punch, and Shave Biopsies D. When to Refer E. Follow-Up Plans F. Section Summary Section 8: Conclusion A. Summary B. References

Instructor: Melissa Davis CNM, FNP
Melissa G. Davis CNM, FNP is a family nurse practitioner and a certified nurse midwife with more than 8 years of experience. She is part of the faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and currently works at Franklin Road Women's Health Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the Vanderbilt Medical Group Walk In clinics. While most of Melissa’s work as faculty is clinical, she also precepts specialty-level MSN students for over 200 hours/year and does several course presentations each year. In addition to obstetrics, she has experience in community, employer, and correctional health. Disclosure: Melissa Davis CNM, FNP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: intermediate and advanced level Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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