Assessment of the Lungs and Thorax

Mental Status Assessment

Neurological Assessment

Cardiovascular Assessment

Recording the Physical Assessment

Special Nursing Situations Finding

The EKG Paper

Post Examination


The four parts of this course are individual programs of assessment by themselves.  For this course, the four have been combined because they have been the most requested parts of the overall patient physical examination.  These four parts are perhaps the most important skills for most acute-care nurses to comprehend.  The acute-care setting is defined for this text as the acute-care nursing unit, the ICU, ER, OR, or any other setting where assessment skills are of vital importance,  As you study this course, keep in mind the objectives for each section.  Let this course add to your knowledge base in the skills of acute-care physical assessment.

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