​Discussion 10.1 Common Alterations in Integumentary Functioning

Discussion 10.1 Common Alterations in Integumentary Functioning

Objectives

  • Identify common skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders
  • Describe the drugs used to treat skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders

Discussion Overview

This discussion forum will examine alterations in integumentary functioning.

Deliverables

Your participation in the discussion forum, including the following:

  • A response to the initial question(s)

Step 1 Read the scenario.

You have been asked to create patient education handouts for a variety of integumentary disorders. After you gather the information to put in the handout, you will ask your peers for feedback on the information.

Step 2 Select a disorder of integumentary function.

Select an integumentary disorder that you would like to learn about and, if necessary, research the pathophysiology of the disorder. Include two medications used to treat the disorder.

Step 3 Post a response to the discussion board.

Your first task is to describe the pathophysiology of the disorder that you will include in the patient handout. This information should be followed by common signs and symptoms of the disorder. Cover at least two medications that are used to treat the disorder. Include indications, dosage, and major patient education needs. Be sure to cover the pathophysiology of the disorder in terms a patient (or his or her caregiver) would be able to understand. Be sure to cite all sources you use and provide a reference in the format requested by your instructor.

​Discussion 10.1 Common Alterations in Integumentary Functioning
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