Dry skin, decreased skin elasticity, slower wound healing, and increased susceptibility to skin infections are all age-related changes in integumentary function. Pressure ulcers, skin tears, and infections are all common problems and conditions.
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Keeping skin hydrated by moisturizing regularly and avoiding harsh soaps or hot showers
Regular skin examinations to detect and prevent pressure ulcers
Putting infection control measures in place, such as hand hygiene and wound care
Physical activity and proper nutrition are encouraged to support skin health.
J. Meehan (2019). Evaluation of the integumentary system. Nursing Made Simple, 17(5), pp. 16-19.
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel was formed (2018). Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment: A Clinical Practice Guideline. Jones & Bartlett Education.
Song, Y., and H. J. Kim (2020). Moisturizing products’ effects on skin hydration and barrier function. Dermatology, 32(4), pp. 431-436.
M. J. Waring and R. J. Laing (2017). Skin wound healing changes with age. Maturitas, vol. 96, pp. 22-28.
Discuss the Nursing care of age-related Physiologic or Psychologic Disorder.
Present the age-related Physiologic or Psychologic Disorder
Choose from one: Integumentary function, Urinary function, Musculoskeletal function or Endocrine function.
Describe the age-related changes and common problems and conditions.
Summarize the nursing management appropriate for your Physiologic or Psychologic Disorder chosen
Presentation is original work and logically organized.
Followed current APA format including citation of references.
Power point presentation with 4-6 slides were clear and easy to read. Speaker notes expanded upon and clarified content on the slides.
Incorporate a minimum of 4 current (published within last five years) scholarly journal articles or primary legal sources (statutes, court opinions) within your work.
Journal articles and books should be referenced according to current APA style.