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  • Essay On Pressure Ulcers

    Pressure ulcers is a great concern in the health care system today. Treatment for pressure ulcers is costly. The development of pressure ulcers can be prevented by the use of the evidence-based nursing practice. Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that they will not pay for additional costs incurred for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in 2008. There are nursing interventions that can be done to prevent pressure ulcers. [Heading 1] A pressure ulcer is an area of skin that has been damaged by pressure, friction, shear or a combination of these factors. There are many factors attributing to the risk of pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers are acquired as a result of prolonged periods of immobility during unrelieved pressure which compresses tissues that overlie in bony prominences. The principal factor in pressure ulcer development is excessive tissue pressure that prevents the normal supply of blood to the affected area. The severity of skin and tissue damage will depend on how long the patient had been exposed. Prevention is the best intervention for pressure ulcers. There are several risk factors that have been identified to make a patient more vulnerable to acquiring a pressure ulcer. Pressure friction and shear are thought to contribute to the development of pressure ulcers. Certain groups of patients have a higher risk of developing pressure ulcers. These include, geriatric patients, patients in critical care, patients with a fractured hip, patients with spinal…

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  • Melanoma Skin Cancer

    There are many types of skin cancer but the three main types of skin cancer which are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Even though there are three major types of skin cancer this essay will be focusing on Melanoma. Before I can discuss how Melanoma works we have to understand the anatomy of the Skin tissue. In the human body our skin is the protection between the external environment and internal organs. The human body skin can be different in the thickness of the…

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  • Skin Flora Research Paper

    includes: skin PH, moisture, temperature, oxygen, sun exposure, interacting with other microorganism and innate host defense. Microorganisms are found all over the skin surface, but the species vary anatomical site skin sites can be grouped into three types:1-Dry body sites: include the forearms, hands, legs and feet. They have the most diverse microbiota, due to high exposure to the external environment. 2-Moist body sites: Elbow creases, beneath the breasts, in-between the toes and the groins.…

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  • TGF-B1: An Important Role In Skin Regeneration

    action Skin is a multilayered organ with the ability to protect the organ¬ism against external aggressions. The skin consists of three main layers including epidermis, dermis and subcutis that are responsible for its high turnover capacity in repairing different injuries. Similar to other tissues, the stem cells existed in skin tissue play an important role in regulating the balance between cell loss and cell division [22, 23]. siRNA therapeutics are potent alternative for skin regeneration due…

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  • Malignant Melanoma Research Paper

    layers to the body’s skin: the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutis. The epidermis is a very thin layer recognized as the very top layer of skin. Its main function is to guard the lower layers of skin and the organs of the body from the environment. The epidermis contains three main cells – they are: Squamous cells – they are flat cells that are continually fall off as new cells form1; Basal cells – they repetitively split to form new cells to replace the squamous cells that wear off the…

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  • Mouse Skin Lab Report

    some individual cells. The thickness of the stratum corneum was variable such as in some sections keratin materials were detached while in the others as a thin layer was remained. The epidermis in the control group was the thinnest layer which was about 6.9±0.05µm which made up 7% of the skin thickness. Dermis: It was the second layer located under the epidermis which composed of densely packed, randomly oriented, thick bundles of collagen. Most of the skin appendages with exception of sweat…

    Words: 580 - Pages: 3
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