Clinical Topics - Dermatology

Why Skin Tears Are a Big Deal

Why Skin Tears Are a Big Deal

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Skin tears are the most common skin injury in the older population, but can occur in patients of all ages. It's important that clinicians are skilled at identifying individualized risk factors, interventions for prevention and the application of the most appropriate topical treatment.

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Skin - A Poem

Skin - A Poem

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This poem is about my emotional reaction to a dermatological visit with my FNP, DCNP.

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Clinical Nursing: Keeping Your Skills In-Tune 

Clinical Nursing: Keeping Your Skills In-Tune 

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The primary duty of every nurse is the assessment of a patient’s physical and emotional well-being. This basic-skill learned in the very first nursing class is the one skill and primary duty the nurse will use every day with his and/or her patients.

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Pressure Ulcers Management 

Pressure Ulcers Management 

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Pressure ulcers are a major complication associated with the loss of mobility, activity, increased moisture, poor nutrition, friction, shear, and altered sensory perception. They are caused by unrelieved compression of the blood vessels and tissues resulting in the lymphatic system not filtering waste products.

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