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Nursing Studies - The Physical Examination


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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Module Title
Module 1: The Physical Examination
Module 2: Specimen Collection
Module 3: The Physical Assessment
Module 4: Measuring Vital Signs
Module 5: The Physical Examination Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 37 reviews
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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    Mirtha Mango Canada Thank-you so much for providing this course. I have been out of nursing for a while and this course reviewed many of the essentials of the physical examination. I am so grateful you offered this free of charge. May God bless you. 2015-05-04 06:05:25
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    Olivera Jovanovic Australia The course is very useful as it provides practical information regarding physical examination. 2015-04-18 08:04:24
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    Olivera Jovanovic Australia The course is very useful as it provides practical information 2015-04-18 07:04:05
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    Brooke Cuozzo United States of America Very thorough and great course! 2015-03-23 05:03:04
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    Ya Siga Williams Gambia Its an excellent course ,that helps in nursing skills and procedures to be taken when practicing. 2015-02-21 02:02:43
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    Kwarteng Boamah United Kingdom THE CONTENT WAS FANTASTIC 2015-01-16 20:01:54
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    Seshu Choudary United Kingdom Very useful course especially for nurses. 2015-01-15 06:01:45
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    Joann Sparks United States of America I thought that this was a thorough coverage of the physical assessment; it was easy to understand. Joann Sparks 2014-11-01 00:11:07
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    Patricia Havener United States of America Excellent review course. Thank you 2014-10-31 19:10:15
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    Sandro Blaser Gouvea Brazil Great course! 2014-10-03 15:10:23
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