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. Auscultating lung sounds, listening for cardiac murmurs, and assessing a patient’s neurological status are just a few of the skills a nurse needs in clinical practice.
In this course, you’ll learn each of these skills from a nursing expert and practitioners who are currently engaged in hands-on patient care. Physical assessment is the fundamental part of the nurse’s shift. The data collected through this assessment informs the nurse’s clinical judgement and ensures that any acute concerns are discovered, prioritized, and promptly investigated and treated.
A robust and accurate physical assessment requires an understanding of anatomy and physiology. Furthermore, a thorough physical examination is key to providing comprehensive nursing care.
I like how Sam breaks sections down, doesn’t speak fast (one of the instructors does that I have to skip her for last) talks with simple, easy to understand words. She keeps the words up long enough for me to read them and talks like she’s talking to me not just rambling stuff away. Thank you! ????
I found this super helpful! I always confuse the different percussion sounds and this made it a lot easier to understand. Thank you, Dr. Holt!!
The tutor was very clear in her explanations and demonstrations were great.
I did enjoy the lecture and it is useful for medical students as well