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Chapter 12: Skin, Hair, and Nails

Chapter 12: Skin, Hair, and Nails

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Chapter 12: Skin, Hair, and Nails
Jarvis: Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition
 
MULTIPLE CHOICE
 
     1.   The nurse educator is preparing an education module for the nursing staff on the epidermal layer of skin. Which of these statements would be included in the module? The epidermis is:
a.

Highly vascular.

b.

Thick and tough.

c.

Thin and nonstratified.

d.

Replaced every 4 weeks. 

     2.   The nurse educator is preparing an education module for the nursing staff on the dermis layer of skin. Which of these statements would be included in the module? The dermis:
a.

Contains mostly fat cells.

b.

Consists mostly of keratin.

c.

Is replaced every 4 weeks.

d.

Contains sensory receptors.

 
     3.   The nurse is examining a patient who tells the nurse, “I sure sweat a lot, especially on my face and feet but it doesn’t have an odor.” The nurse knows that this condition could be related to:
a.

Eccrine glands.

b.

Apocrine glands.

c.

Disorder of the stratum corneum.

d.

Disorder of the stratum germinativum.

4.   A newborn infant is in the clinic for a well-baby checkup. The nurse observes the infant for the possibility of fluid loss because of which of these factors?
a.

Subcutaneous fat deposits are high in the newborn.

b.

Sebaceous glands are overproductive in the newborn.

c.

The newborn’s skin is more permeable than that of the adult.

d.

The amount of vernix caseosa dramatically rises in the newborn.

 5.   The nurse is bathing an 80-year-old man and notices that his skin is wrinkled, thin, lax, and dry. This finding would be related to which factor in the older adult?
a.

Increased vascularity of the skin

b.

Increased numbers of sweat and sebaceous glands

c.

An increase in elastin and a decrease in subcutaneous fat

d.

An increased loss of elastin and a decrease in subcutaneous fat


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