HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF PATIENTS

By Ike Categories: Medical Nursing
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What Will You Learn?

  • At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
  • a. Describe the various methods of assessing patients
  • b. Take a patient’s history using the 6 attributes of a symptom
  • c. Perform a physical assessment on patients
  • d. Mention the equipment needed for a physical examination

Course Content

INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT OF PATIENTS

  • Health assessment
  • ASSESSMENT EXPLAINED
    00:00
  • IMPORTANCE OF ASSESSMENT
    00:00
  • SPIRITUAL AND CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS IN HEALTH ASSESSMENT
    00:00
  • TYPES OF DATA GATHERED
    00:00
  • VIDEO ON HOW TO PERFORM A NURSING ASSESSMENT
    11:03

HISTORY TAKING
Health assessment is made up of: 1. Health History 2. Physical assessment/ physical examination. This chapter will cover history taking.

PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT/EXAMINATION
This chapter will cover physical assessment/examination as a component of health assessment.

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