Physical Assessment

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Home Care Nursing Visit Procedures: The Initial Visit

Product code: 88526        

Overview:

The initial home visit lays the foundation for the care and services the patient receives and establishes the relationship between the patient and the agency. This video reviews the many details the nurse must address during that first interaction:

  • Physical assessment
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Environmental evaluation
  • Consent and financial forms
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Advance Directive
  • Patient/caregivers education
  • Plan of Care development
  • Services available
  • After-hours accessibility
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Handling of complaints

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Pediatric Physical Assessment Part 1

Product code: 78865A        


Series Overview:
Performing a physical assessment on a child can be a challenge and requires healthcare professionals to not only have a solid knowledge-base of the normal growth and development patterns of children, but to also have effective approaches for assessing children of various ages. This series will focus on the technical skills used to perform a head-to-toe well-child evaluation, as well as how to approach and minimize the stress of the youngster during the process.

Overview:
An essential part of preventive pediatric medicine is a complete and thorough physical assessment. Pediatric Physical Assessment Part 1 covers the evaluation of external body functions, including assessing physical growth and observing general appearance of the whole person.

Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Explain the issues to consider when performing a physical examination of a child
  • Perform the necessary steps to acquire and record the patient’s health history
  • Identify key area to assess the pediatric patient’s general appearance
  • Describe the elements necessary to accurately assess the pediatric patient’s growth

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Pediatric Physical Assessment Part 2

Product code: 78865B        


Series Overview:
Performing a physical assessment on a child can be a challenge and requires healthcare professionals to not only have a solid knowledge-base of the normal growth and development patterns of children, but to also have effective approaches for assessing children of various ages. This series will focus on the technical skills used to perform a head-to-toe well-child evaluation, as well as how to approach and minimize the stress of the youngster during the process.

Overview:
An essential part of preventive pediatric medicine is a complete and thorough physical assessment. Pediatric Physical Assessment Part 2 covers the examination of internal body functions, including the chest and lungs, heart, abdomen, musculoskeletal system and neurological system. The course presents a systematic, step-by step process for performing a complete internal physical exam on a preschool-age child.

Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Perform an internal exam using the four basic techniques of a physical assessment
  • Assess the health of the skin
  • Assess the health of the eyes, ears, nose and mouth
  • Evaluate the thorax, chest and lungs
  • Assess the function and health of the heart
  • Evaluate the abdomen
  • Determine abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system
  • Perform a complete neurological assessment

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Rapid Physical Assessment

Product code: M241R        

Overview:

This updated program gives a new look and feel to Medcom’s popular and trusted course for performing a rapid physical assessment. The program provides a comprehensive review of the steps required to perform a rapid physical assessment including:

  • Pre-assessment information gathering
  • General observations
  • Performing a physical exam of all major body regions

 

The results of this assessment will help reveal undiagnosed complaints and lay the groundwork for any additional testing that might be necessary.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe what is involved in a rapid physical assessment
  • Explain the importance and purpose of a rapid physical assessment
  • Identify and perform pre-assessment tasks
  • Take vital signs and make general observations about the patient’s condition
  • Perform a rapid physical assessment of major body regions
  • Describe the need to change approach immediately in the event of a highly abnormal finding, or if the patient expresses a crucial complaint.

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