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Basic Head-to-Toe Patient Assessment (TRIAL)

Basic Head-to-Toe Patient Assessment (TRIAL)

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The overall goal of this tutorial is to help nurses acquire basic physical assessment skills and then be able to conduct a basic head-to-toe patient assessment in less than twenty minutes.

This tutorial was designed for nursing students who are new to the process of physical assessment. In addition, it can be used by nurses in refresher courses, continuing education, and in-service programs, or by nurses in clinical practice who wish to update their knowledge and skills related to a basic head to toe patient assessment.

Content Overview:

The tutorial is divided into nine modules. The first seven are instructional units. The eighth module is a game to help users review the content of the tutorial. The final module is a test bank.

  • Module 1: Obtaining an Accurate Health History
  • Module 2: Skills, Vital Signs, Movement, Gait, and Coordination
  • Module 3: Assessment of the Skin, Nails, Hair, and Scalp
  • Module 4: Assessment of the Head and Neck
  • Module 5: Assessment of the Chest, Back, and Upper Extremities
  • Module 6: Assessment of the Abdomen and Lower Extremities, Genitourinary and Rectal Examinations
  • Module 7: Documentation Tips
  • Module 8: Head to Toe Quiz Show - A Practice Activity
  • Module 9: Test Bank

The tests in the test bank cover all of the tutorial modules. Students are given their test results at the completion of each test accompanied by correct answers and rationale. Instructors can use these tests as pre- or post-tests. Test scores can be used to monitor student progress and mastery of the subject matter. Test results are recorded in databases on the EDGT server and are available for retrieval and review by both instructors and students.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this tutorial, learners should be able to:

  • Describe ways to develop patient rapport prior to conducting a basic head to toe assessment.
  • Describe ways to effectively communicate with a patient during a physical assessment.
  • Describe ways to obtain an accurate health history.
  • Identify effective observation techniques when performing physical assessment.
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings when inspecting a patient during physical assessment.
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings when performing auscultation during physical assessment.
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings when performing palpation during physical assessment.
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal findings when performing percussion during physical assessment.
  • Discuss the documentation process for recording data collected in head to toe patient assessment.

License and Pricing:

You can enjoy this tutorial free for 30 days. A fully licensed purchase of this tutorial includes an unlimited number of users at the site of purchase for a period of three years. Additional campuses may purchase access to the tutorial for half price.

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