Integumentary System Assessment

Key Takeaways

  • Common symptoms to assess related to the integumentary system include skin lesions, skin breakdown, hair loss and nail discoloration.
  • The objective assessment of the integumentary system involves inspecting and palpating the skin, hair and nails.
  • Health promotion interventions should be developed with the client to address what is important to them. Considerations include dietary adjustments to prevent vitamin deficiencies and preventing the spread of infection.


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