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Physical Assessment Course for Nurses

Track subtle changes in clients' condition and tailor care plans based on thorough physical nursing assessments

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taught by Samantha Rhea, RN and Stephen Holt, MD

Performing a nursing assessment, or head-to-toe assessment, is one of the most foundational nursing skills. Getting thrown into clinical not knowing where to start with a client can be intimidating if you don’t feel well-prepared.

This course will teach you how to comprehensively assess a client from head to toe. Top educators currently engaged in hands-on patient care lead you through all important aspects of physical assessment, giving concrete advice on what to look for: from auscultating lung sounds to listening for cardiac murmurs, judging neurological status, and documenting your findings correctly. The assessments are demonstrated step-by-step in a series of Video Lessons to make you ready to examine your own clients.

An adaptive learning algorithm, downloadable Cheat Sheets, and a NCLEX-style Qbank are part of the learning platform, boosting retention and understanding. By the end of this course, you will feel confident to conduct a thorough physical assessment of a client.

43 Video Lessons

high-yield and engaging

NCLEX-style Qbank questions

with supporting AI-tutor

Spaced-Repetition quizzes

with 140++ questions

Concise study pages

breaking down complex Nursing Assessment topics

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Comprehensive Video Library
Master core concepts with concise, easy-to-follow Video Lessons and a smart spaced review algorithm.
Downloadable Cheat Sheets
Study efficiently with key nursing concepts in a printable “at-a-glance” format.
Powerful NCLEX Qbank
Optimize your exam preparation with AI-supported, question-based learning.
“Outstanding course. This really demystifies cardiac assessment allowing me to visualize what's going on with the heart, its valves and its chambers.”
Jason
Nursing Student, Purdue University West Lafayette

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FAQs

What is a nursing assessment?

Physical assessment is a comprehensive client assessment, focusing on the complete body from head to toe. In order to recognize early signs of life-threatening problems, nurses have to be experts in the art of physical assessment.

What are the steps to complete a physical assessment?

The standard sequence of techniques of a physical assessment are:

  • Inspection
  • Palpation
  • Percussion
  • Auscultation

What does a physical assessment include?

Assessment includes overall physical, emotional and behavioral state of the patient.

Considerations include:

  • Vital signs: temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, pain
  • Additional: weight, height, head circumference, blood sugar level (BSL)
  • Airway, Breathing, Circulation and Disability
  • Skin, hydration, nutrition
  • Focused assessment like arm and leg movement
  • Fine & gross motor skills
  • Sensory functions
  • Many more

Why physical assessments are important in nursing

Physical assessments help nurses to objectively evaluate the individual needs of patients. Physical assessments also identify possible barriers to care that may affect compliance and outcomes.

Can I try content for free?

Yes! You can register your Lecturio account for free, no obligations, no credit card required. Your free account gives you access to around 20% of the full content – no time limit. If you like, you can upgrade to a paid account with full access anytime.

Can I download videos and materials?

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