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Nursing Studies - The Physical Examination

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Nursing Studies - The Physical Examination
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • In order for the nursing professional to devise a correct, accurate and effective care plan for their patients, it is necessary to perform a series of medical tests and evaluations. This free online nursing studies course provides the learner with an overview of the vital role of the nursing professional in supporting both the Patient and Physician along with the procedures and techniques applied when performing the Physical Examination, the Physical Assessment, Specimen Collection and measurement of Patient Vital Signs to ensure accurate patient diagnosis and corresponding care plan. The learner will first gain an overview of the systematic approach to conducting an effective physical examination. Components of the physical assessment provides the learner with an overview of the assessment process which is based on subjective data from the patient's complaint and objective data resulting from tests carried out and observations made during the physical examination. Specimen collection provides a more focused series of test procedures to determine the functioning and health status of vital internal organs and body components. Patient vital signs are measured through weight, blood pressure, pulse and temperature readings. These measurements form the basis for other more in depth medical checks that are performed when necessary. This free online nursing studies course will be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about practises and procedures utilised by nursing professionals for the effective diagnosis and treatment of patients in a healthcare setting.

  • Learning Outcomes:
    - Cite the purpose of the Physical Examination;
    - The role of the Practice Nurse during the Physical Examination;
    - Identify the body systems examined during the Physical Examination;
    - Identify the Components of the systematic head to toe Physical Assessment;
    - The importance of draping your patient during the Physical Exam;
    - Evaluation of a patient’s condition and possible need for assistance during the Physical Examination;
    - Positioning your patient during the Physical Examination;
    - Body systems Examined during the Physical Examination;
    - Cite the Supplies, Equipment and procedures that apply to various forms of Specimen Collecting;
    - Cite the purpose of the Physical Examination;
    - Understand Components of the Physical Assessment;
    - Understand the procedure in measuring a Patient's Vital Signs;
    - Cite reasons for weighing the Patient;
    - Understand how to measure a patient's Vital Signs;

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    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 5 )
  • NURSING STUDIES - THE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
  • Module 1: The Physical Examination
    • The Function of the Physical Examination
    • The Function of the Practical Nurse during the Physical Examination
    • Positioning of Patient during the Physical Examination
    • Body Systems Examined and Evaluated
  • Module 2: Specimen Collection
    • Throat Cultures
    • Types of Specimen Collection
  • Module 3: The Physical Assessment
    • Physical Assessment Function and Facts
    • Appearance and Behaviour Assessment
    • Components of the Physical Assessment
    • Assessment of the Cardiovascular and Respiratory systems
    • Musculoskeletal System and Assessment of the Integument
  • Module 4: Measuring Vital Signs
    • Vital Signs measurement of a Patient
    • Method for taking temperature, pulse and Respiration rate
    • Vital Signs Blood Pressure Readings
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 5: The Physical Examination Assessment
    • The Physical Examination Assessment
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 1: The Physical Examination
The Physical Examination provides the learner with an overview of the systematic approach to conducting an effective examination, emphasising the vital role of the nursing professional in supporting the patient and physician.
Topics List ( 2 )
Module 2: Specimen Collection
Specimen Collection provides a more focused series of tests procedures to determine the functioning and health status of vital internal organs and body components.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 3: The Physical Assessment
The Physical Assessment provides the learner with an overview of the procedures and techniques applied when conducting a complete Physical Assessment.
Topics List ( 3 )
Module 4: Measuring Vital Signs
Patient Vital Signs are measured through weight, blood pressure, pulse and temperature readings. These measurements form the basis for other more in depth medical checks performed where necessary during the Physical Examination, Physical Assessment and additionally from Patient Specimens collected.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 5: The Physical Examination Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    AMEDD Center and School

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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