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NCLEX®-PN Exam Prep, Third Edition by Clara Hurd, Diann Sloan, Wilda Rinehart

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Chapter 7. Care of the Client with Integumentary Disorders

The integumentary system comprises the skin, hair, and nails. Although we seldom think of the skin as an organ, it is the largest and one of the most complex organs of the body. Composed of three layers—epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue—the skin performs several vital functions, including

Image Protection against infection

Image Prevention of fluid and electrolyte imbalance

Image Regulation of temperature ...

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