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Nursing Studies - The Physical Examination Course


Nursing Studies - The Physical Examination
Nursing Studies - The Physical Examination

Learn more about the physical examination that is a fundamental part of nursing practice.


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Course Description

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.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 72 votes
Course Title: Nursing Studies - The Physical Examination
Course #: 545
Course Publisher: AMEDD Center and School
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
Course Description: 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.
License: This course is available from AMEDD through the Public Domain.
Release Date: 09 May 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Danya Davis
    Danya Davis Australia Great refresher course 2016-08-18 06:08:11
  • Caroline Abanukam
    Caroline Abanukam United States of America Great tool 2016-07-28 01:07:57
  • Traniqua Mcmurry
    Traniqua Mcmurry United States of America I feel that the Physical Examination Course was very helpful and informative as far as it being very detailed and easily understood going forward with everything I need to know for the course as well as for the patients. 2016-07-05 23:07:36
  • Barry Jeffrey Jr
    Barry Jeffrey Jr United States of America Good course. 2016-06-14 06:06:53
  • Ellen English
    Ellen English United States of America So much great information, I learned so many new terms, the information is very current. good stuff. 2016-04-21 17:04:32
  • Kisa Hooks
    Kisa Hooks United States of America Comprehensive, covered more than I thought. Great overview! 2016-02-03 16:02:49
  • Maikel Cuevas Hidalgo
    Maikel Cuevas Hidalgo Jamaica The Physical Examination Course is phenomenal. 2016-01-28 03:01:08
  • Maikel Cuevas Hidalgo
    Maikel Cuevas Hidalgo Jamaica This course is excellent. 2016-01-28 03:01:06
  • Amanda Atkinson
    Amanda Atkinson United States of America Very detailed. 2016-01-25 01:01:10
  • Patricia Wanjohi
    Patricia Wanjohi United States of America This is very useful it really refresh my mind. 2016-01-06 03:01:37
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