Malkiewicz, Judy
December 1981
RN;Dec81, Vol. 44 Issue 12, p54
Academic Journal
Presents guidelines to help nurses examine and assess a patient's integumentary system. Characteristics to look out for; Description of the pattern and distribution of lesions; Skin conditions which can occur in the hair and nails.


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