Flashcards in Skin, Hair, & Nails Deck (16):
What two mechanisms can cause pallor?
Loss of oxygenated hemoglobin
How might pallor appear in a brown-skinned individual?
How might pallor appear in a black-skinned individual?
ashen or gray
According to Schamorth, what are some other potential causes of clubbing?
congenital cyanotic heart disease
Is clubbing a permanent change or can it resolve?
in most cases not all-depends on the condition
When checking capillary refill, how quickly should color return to the nail bed?
How do you assess capillary refill if the client has on nail polish?
check the anterior side of the finger
When checking capillary refill, how many fingers/toes should the nurse check?
at least one on each extremity
Edema is caused by a buildup of fluid in the _____ spaces.
What kind of heart failure is associated w/ peripheral edema?
If a patient is bedridden, edema might occur in what other body part?
Where's a good place to assess skin turgor on an adult?
anterior chest under clavicle
over the abdomen (infant)
What would an abnormal skin turgor test look like?
pinched skin recedes slowly or "tents" & stands by itself
If your client has poor skin turgor, what might that mean?
Jaundice occurs when there are rising amounts of ______ in the blood.