Self-Test
(Check your answers in Appendix C.)
1.
A patient is admitted to the emergency room with second-de-
gree burns on the anterior surfaces of both legs, including the
thighs, lower legs, and feet. As the attending nurse, you must
fill out the burn assessment. What percentage of the patient's
body is burned?
a.
b.
c.
d.
E
G
F
D
D
9%
18%
27%
36%
-A
-C
B
Use this figure for questions 2-5.
2.
A third-degree burn involves which of the following layers?
a. A only
b. A and B
c. B and C
d. A, B, and C
3. Which of the following structures plays an important role in
body temperature regulation?
a. D
b. E
c. F
d. G
4. The stratum corneum is located in which layer?
a. B
b. A and B
c. A
d. C
5. The structure labeled C on this diagram is the______ .
a. epidermis
b. dermis
c. subcutaneous layer
d. stratum granulosum
6. From which of the following layers of skin do cells slough off?
a. stratum lucidum
b. stratum basale
c. stratum granulosum
d. stratum spinosum
7. Age spots are caused by______ .
a. keratinocytes
b. Merkel cells
c. Langerhans cells
d. melanocytes
8. What is the major protein in the epidermis?
a. collagen
b. keratin
c. myosin
d. elastin
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The Integumentary System
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