Nursing Studies - The Physical Examination - Revised 2018
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This free nursing course begins by giving an overview of a systematic approach to conducting an effective physical examination. You will first learn the function of the physical examination, the role of the nurse during the examination, and the positioning of the patient. Next, you will study throat cultures and the main types of specimen collection, including the principles, procedures, supplies, and equipment used. You will then learn how testing determines the health condition of vital internal organs and body components.
Next, you will cover the topic of cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems as well as the musculoskeletal and integumentary system. You will learn how to measure a patient's vital signs, temperature, pulse, and respiration rate. You will also learn how to effectively interview your patient to gather subjective and objective medical data. Finally, you will study blood pressure and its physiological impact, and you will learn how to identify anatomical sites where blood pressure may be taken.
This free nursing course will be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about advanced practices in nursing, and will enable them to refresh their understanding of the procedures in the physical examination, specimen collection, and measurement of patient vital signs. It will also be valuable to learners who are interested in starting a career in nursing. Check out the course today, and get on your way to a fulfilling nursing career.Start Course Now
Module 1: The Physical Examination
The Physical Examination - Learning Outcomes
The Function of the Physical Examination
The Role of the Practical Nurse During a Physical Examination
Positioning of the Patient During a Physical Examination
Body Systems Examined and Evaluated
The Physical Examination - Lesson Summary
Module 2: Specimen Collection
Specimen Collection - Learning Outcomes
Types of Specimen Collection
Specimen Collection - Lesson Summary
Module 3: The Physical Assessment
The Physical Assessment - Learning Outcomes
The Function and Facts of a Physical Examination
Appearance and Behaviour Examination
Components of the Physical Examination
Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, and Genitourinary Systems
Musculoskeletal System and the Integumentary Systems
The Physical Assessment - Lesson Summary
Module 4: Measuring Vital Signs
Measuring Vital Signs - Learning Outcomes
The Measurement of a Patient's Vital Signs
Measuring Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration Rate
Blood Pressure Readings
Measuring Vital Signs - Lesson Summary
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Discuss the purpose of performing a physical examination.
- Discuss the factors to consider when working with diverse patient groups i.e. older patients and Infants.
- Discuss the principles, procedures, supplies, and equipment used to obtain different sample types.
- Discuss the reasons for obtaining a blood culture and the supplies equipment required.
- Identify the basic techniques used in performing a physical assessment.
- Discuss how to effectively interview your patient to gather subjective and objective medical data.
- Discuss types of Blood Pressure and their Physiologically impact
- Identify anatomical sites where the blood pressure may be taken.
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