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Physical Assessment for Nursing

Guided assessment tutorials with live models, taught by expert clinicians

Physical assessment for nurses

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In this course, Samantha Rhea and Stephen Holt will guide you through all of the relevant aspects of physical assessment for nursing.

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Physical assessment nursing video content.

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130+ questions

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4+ hours

Physical assessment nursing video content.

8 minutes

Average time per video.

130+ questions

For better recall.

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I like it because the teaching was very clear. The illustrations used as examples always aid understanding better and enables effective learning. - Ifeoma

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I should have started my learning here!

ALL of the videos on this topic were SUPER EASY to understand and WELL ARTICULATED! This helped me grasped the basics faster than any other in -person teaching I've had when it comes to understanding sterility and the pending questions I had about scenarios in opening sterile items but without gloves. Thanks so much Nurse Rhea! - Kat

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The lecture was informative and very visually appealing. Samantha made the revision of the topic look easier. - Jigi

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About your physical assessment educators

Samantha Rhea, MSN
Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN, is a Nursing Educator with extensive experience in the higher education industry and acute care facilities, and currently works as a Nursing Instructor at Rogers State University. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Nursing Science from Northeastern State University and her Master's degree in Nursing Education from the University of Oklahoma. Since 2012, she has been teaching nursing students at various universities across the US, while also maintaining clinical practice as a registered nurse. Within Lecturio, Samantha Rhea teaches courses on the Fundamentals of Nursing.
Stephen Holt, MD, MS
Dr. Stephen Holt is the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program at the Yale School of Medicine in Washington, USA.

Samantha Rhea, MSN
Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN, is a Nursing Educator with extensive experience in the higher education industry and acute care facilities, and currently works as a Nursing Instructor at Rogers State University. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Nursing Science from Northeastern State University and her Master's degree in Nursing Education from the University of Oklahoma. Since 2012, she has been teaching nursing students at various universities across the US, while also maintaining clinical practice as a registered nurse. Within Lecturio, Samantha Rhea teaches courses on the Fundamentals of Nursing.
Stephen Holt, MD, MS
Dr. Stephen Holt is the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program at the Yale School of Medicine in Washington, USA.

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Frequently asked questions about physical assessment

1. What is physical assessment in nursing?

In physical assessment in nursing, you have to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in physical examination techniques. To do this, you must apply knowledge of nursing procedures and psychomotor skills to physical examination techniques. You also have to select the appropriate equipment for examination. In addition you have to consider which equipment and techniques are appropriate for the patient. The selection may be influenced by the patient’s age or vital signs measurements. Furthermore, physical assessment includes conducting a comprehensive health assessment of the patient.

2. What are the steps to complete a physical assessment?

You have to implement the following steps to complete a physical assessment:

  1. Identifying the purpose of the assessment
  2. Taking a health history
  3. Choosing a comprehensive or focused approach
  4. Examining the patient using the sequence of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation

3. What does a physical assessment include?

Assessment includes overall physical, emotional and behavioral state of the patient. Considerations for all patients 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 and many more

4. Why physical assessment is important in nursing?

Physical assessment is very important in nursing. Assessments help nurses to objectively assess the individual needs of patients. Likewise, physical assessment identifies possible barriers to care that may affect compliance and outcomes.

5. How does this Lecturio Physical Assessment course help me pass?

Lecturio helps you pass by offering learning videos on every topic of physical assessment. The topics range from head to toe assessment to assessment of the genitourinary and muscoloskeletal sytstem. In addition you will be well prepared with the quiz questions and the spaced repetition quiz. Also study guides and downloadable material help you pass Physical Assessment course.

6. Whats included in Lecturio’s Physical Assessment course?

Lecturio’s video library covers over 40 videos with a watch time of 4 hours. Additionally there are 120 quiz questions available. The big advantage of Lecturio is that you can download your learning materials and learn it in your own pace.

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by Nikki R. on 2022-07-22 for General Bedside Assessment (Nursing)

Thank you???? This is exactly what I needed! My clinical instructor is focusing on assessments. I feel better about doing them now.

Good explanations

by Camille B. on 2022-05-14 for Head-to-toe Assessment (Nursing)

This video was very thorough and easy to follow. I needed a refresher before going into my preceptorship and this was very helpful! :)

loved it

by Karen S. on 2022-04-24 for Head-to-toe Assessment (Nursing)

prev rater was harsh this was much better than the instruction i got so giving it a good rating since it helped and was easy to understand, the landmarking wasnt included here but ive studied plenty myself so if youre looking for that just find an image online and count them on yourself/percuss on yourself

helpful preamble to head to toe

by Karen S. on 2022-04-24 for How to Do a Head-to-toe Assessment (Nursing)

the organization with listed infographics were very helpful to reinforce the logic of head to toe, and was a good summary for head to toe assessment

head to Toe

by Fatima Zahra B. on 2022-04-21 for Head-to-toe Assessment (Nursing)

she did not name the intercostal landmark spaces on the chest where we suppose to to auscultate

I wish breath sounds were included

by Belen J. on 2021-12-13 for Breath Sounds – Advanced Assessment

Though informative I feel that this lesson would be stronger if there were examples of the breath sounds described.

Great lecture

by Lizandro R. on 2021-12-13 for Nursing Assessment of the Neurological System: Theory and Glasgow Coma Scale (GSC)

Breaks down GSC very well. And the use of example at the end helps to understand it better

Nursing Assessment of the Heart

by Adenike B. on 2021-11-23 for Nursing Assessment of the Heart

I was able to understand the lecture, I like everything about the lecture: it was precise. I have already recommended this program to a friend.

Educational and good refresher to your nursing knowledge

by ankita P. on 2021-10-30 for Nursing Assessment of the Head and Neck

The videos are educational and good refresher to your nursing knowledge.

Dr Holt Assessments are Ammmmazzzing

by Elizabeth Y. on 2021-11-20 for Assessment of the Cardiovascular System (Nursing)

Dr Holt is a gem! He has helped me so much grasp the concepts of assessment on different body systems. I adore his lectures! He is amazing

Best Professor Ever

by Elizabeth Y. on 2021-11-13 for Assessment of the Head and Neck – Advanced

Dr. Holt is excellent at taking complicated scenarios to new or student nurses and simply explaining and showing us how easy it can be done. His explanations and techniques are such a blessing. He eases anyone into understanding and being able to mimic his exams as if we are well-trained practitioners. I am looking forward to learning more. I also know that he teaches us some neurological testing that can later certify nurses in the NIH A-D (American Heart training) for specialized training. His teachings are so great that on the first exam, I scored a 93 and passed, and I am not even a nurse yet. I will be beginning school this Feb of 2022. I was able to take the exam for those wondering since I am not a nurse because I am an EMT aspiring to be a nurse.

Love love love this Professor!

by Elizabeth Y. on 2021-11-02 for Assessment of the Neuromuscular and Neurological System (Nursing)

Professor Holt is amazing in presenting any form of nursing material. She breaks things down and explains it detail by detail which makes it easier to u deter and and remember. Any class she teaches… I am there

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