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Nursing Studies - The Physical Examination - Revised 2018

Nursing
Free Course
This free online Nursing Studies course will teach you how to carry out the most important functions and roles of a modern nurse. You will be shown how the nursing professional can best support both the patient and the physician during physical examinations and measurements of patient vital signs, and you will also gain an overview of the main duties of modern nurses. This will help you to boost your existing nursing skills in no time at all.
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Outcome

Certification

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Description

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.

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Learning Outcomes

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.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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Course Reviews

Sierra C.
2 years ago
US
Sierra C.

this course is very resourceful, it has helped me learn more about the body system and help me understand what nurses do to help.

Ekere O.
2 years ago
NG
Ekere O.

Educating and helpful

Nakechia M.
2 years ago
US
Nakechia M.

I struggled a little bit with this subject, but eventually i got it done...AND PASSED!!

Elisa W.
2 years ago
US
Elisa W.

I am thankful for learning more!

Diana A.
2 years ago
US
Diana A.

Well written, very informative.

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