Question and answer
describe what to look for when assessing the skin?
he skin is an easily observed indicator of the peripheral circulation and perfusion, blood oxygen levels, and body temperature. The skin color, temperature, and condition are good indicators of the patient's condition and circulatory status. [ They may also be good initial indicators of heat or cold injuries. This initial indicator should always be confirmed, when time permits, with a core body
temperature (see Lesson 2). a. Color. (1) Many blood vessels lie near the surface of the skin. (2) Pigmentation in individuals will not hide changes in the skin’s underlying color. (3) In lightly pigmented individuals, skin normally has a pink color. (4) In patients with deeply pigmented skin, changes in skin color may only be apparent in certain areas, such as the fingernail beds, the lips, the mucous membranes in the mouth, the underside of the arm and hand, and the conjunctiva of the eye. b. Temperature. (1) Normally, the skin is warm to the touch. (2) The skin feels hot with significant fever, sunburn, or hyperthermia. (3) The skin feels cool in early shock, profuse sweating, heat exhaustion, and profound hypothermia and/or frostbite. (4) Feel the patient’s forehead with the back of your ungloved hand to determine marked fever. c. Moisture. (1) The skin is normally dry. (2) Wet, moist, or excessively dry and hot skin is considered abnormal. ]
Expert answered|selymi|Points 8772|
Question
Asked 8/23/2012 9:30:19 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Ask a question
Not a good answer? Get an answer now. (Free)
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
describe pre-disposing factors which may exacerbate risk of impaired tissue viability ans skin breakdown?
Weegy: a release from the penalty of an offense; a remission of penalty, as by a governor; the document by which such remission is declared failure of a professional person, as a physician or lawyer, [ [ to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence.dictionary.reference.com/browse/aggravated - ] ] (More)
Question
All Categories|No Subcategories|Expert Answered
Asked 8/23/2012 9:42:46 AM
0 Answers/Comments
16,916,653 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Ad Hominem
Weegy: A) ad hominem arguments
7/22/2014 10:50:04 PM| 2 Answers
Nearly all standing committees have several
7/22/2014 1:25:29 AM| 1 Answers
what is Marginal analysis
Weegy: Marginal analysis is the process of identifying the benefits and costs of different alternatives by examining ...
7/22/2014 1:25:47 AM| 1 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
R
L
1
1
P
C
1
P
1
1
L
P
C
P
C
1
P
C
L
P
C
1
P
C
Points 1754 [Total 20754]| Ratings 1| Comments 1744| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
P
C
1
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 1712 [Total 16841]| Ratings 0| Comments 1712| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
Points 1396 [Total 13951]| Ratings 1| Comments 1386| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
Points 1326 [Total 3510]| Ratings 2| Comments 1306| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
Points 1021 [Total 7198]| Ratings 2| Comments 1001| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
Points 868 [Total 3004]| Ratings 4| Comments 828| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 800 [Total 10408]| Ratings 0| Comments 800| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
Points 708 [Total 4384]| Ratings 2| Comments 688| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
Points 685 [Total 5739]| Ratings 4| Comments 645| Invitations 0|Online
S
Points 247 [Total 395]| Ratings 2| Comments 227| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Archive | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.