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Pass NCLEX- Here is the major Systematic Review That Works (Integumentary System)

Updated on November 23, 2014

If you are preparing to take the NCLEX PN ,you have come to the right place

If you are wondering where to start studying for your NCLEX PN exam, here are the major diseases of the integumentary system that will come up during the NCLEX exam, presented in an easy to remember style that should make it easier for you to remember during your test. I am arranging they key points in a way that I believe simplifies the details. Just read this page and be sure to click on the highlighted words of those diseases that you need to brush up on. Another tip, keep a set of flashcards that you make yourself, and be sure to keep them with you all the time you are away from home and cannot take your texts along.

Take energy food with you to the exam. I know a few girls who did not eat the day of the test and it was twice as difficult for them. A full day of testing can make you drowsy and allow you to lose concentration, without food, it will seem like an eternity. I also recommend the ATI study course that can sometimes be found on ebay, and the Saunders Comprehensive Review.

Musculoskeletal System

This hub focuses on the Integumentary System:

To move on to the musculoskeletal system click musculoskeletal system.

Everything that you will face on the NCLEX is presented on these Hubpages, and written to jog your memory when taking the test. Too much wordiness will only make it more difficult to remember. If you review these pages, and these key points, you should have no trouble passing the test.


inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin characterized by papules that develop into pustules.

Management: keratolytic skin cleansers, vitamin A acid, (retin A) , antibiotics

Nursing Considerations: promote good skin hygiene, avoid popping pustules

Pressure Sores: if no crusting, odor,or necrotic tissue=healing

Integumenatry system

Psoriasis, is a chronic disorder characterized by patches of erythema covered with silvery scales found on knees, lower back and scalp

Assess for: pruritus, anxiety and depression

Management:exposure to ultraviolet light,and topical medication

Contact Dermatitis, a skin reaction that results from contact with a substance that causes an allergic reaction

Assess for: itching, burning, redness, and rashes

Management: avoid the irritating substance, topical or oral corticosteroids

Nursing considerations: give warm baths and have patient cut finger nails to prevent damage of scratching.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), chronic inflammatory disorder involving the connective tissues, such as the muscles, kidneys, heart and serous membranes: May also affect the nervous system.

Assess for, weakness, weight loss and a butterfly skin rash over bridge of nose

Management, avoidance of sunlight, corticosteroids

Nursing Considerations: provide emotional support, encourage diet high in iron content; liver and leafy vegetables, and enriched cereal.

Burns: remember the rule of nines

Hyperkalemia , skeletal muscle weakness, tingling of fingers and toes, increased bowel sounds, cardiac arrhythmias-tachycardia, hyerpertinsion.

Hypokalemia, leg cramps, anorexia, decreased bowel sounds, cardiac arrhythmias- bradycardia and hypotension

Hodgkin's Disease

Diseases to know for NCLEX

Make sure you review diseases;Gullian Barre Syndrome, Acromegaly, Addison's and Cushing' syndrome.

A basic review of diabetes and insulin here.

A review of atherosclerosis here.

Anorexia and Bulimia here.

A review of nutrition/minerals.

Risk factors for Coronary Artery Disease.


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