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Department
Nursing
Course
NUR1 239
Professor
Sandie Larouche
Semester
Fall

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Skin Hair and Nail AssessmentSubjective data1Previous history of skin diseaseallergies hives psoriasis eczema2Change in pigmentation3Change in molesize or color4Excessive dryness or moisture5Pruritus6Excessive bruising7Rash or lesion8Medications9Hair loss10Change in nails11Environmental or occupational hazards12Self care behaviorsInspection SKINColour General pigmentation Observe skin tone Normally it is consistent with genetic background and varies from pinkish tan to ruddy dark tan or from light to dark brown and may have yellow or olive overtonesan acquired condition is vitiligo the complete absence of melanin pigment in patchy areas of white or light skin on the face neck hands feet and body folds and around orificesCommon pigmented areasfreckles mole birthmarksDanger signs ABCDEAsymmetrynot regularly round or oval two halves of lesion do not look the sameBorder irregularitynotching scalloping ragged edges or poorly defines marginsColour variationareas of brown tan black blue red white or combination
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