i'm new here. my name is zach and i'm a beginning nursing student. so far it's been overwhelming and crazy..but i have a lot of friends in my class and we do well supporting eachother so i think we'll make it
my question on here deals with skin assessments. i have to do other assessments but skin is the one that worries me. we are just 4 weeks into the program and i feel totally unknowledgeable about the skin. i guess my teacher wants me to be pretty thorough about the skin, more thorough than in "real life nursing. however, i just barely have heard of terms like papules, pustules, macules, nodules etc... i've seen a picture here and there but i don't know how to specify everything i see. instead of the name non-technical "bump" in my descriptions of skin, what should i say? i have little supervision doing the assessment so i have to go on my feelings but i want to do it right!! please any suggestions are welcome.