NRS-434VN Health Assessment-W2 Q2.docx - W2 Q2 Compare the physical assessment of a child to that of an adult In addition to describing the

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W2 Q2 Compare the physical assessment of a child to that of an adult. In addition to describing the similar/different aspects of the physical assessment, explain how the nurse would offer instruction during the assessment, how communication would be adapted to offer explanations, and what strategies the nurse would use to encourage engagement. When completing a physical assessment of a child versus an adult, there are similarities and differences that the nurse must consider. The assessment begins with an introduction, for an adult education about who you are and why you need to examine them will differ from a child. The caregiver may be present for examination of a child and depending on the age of the child the caregiver will be responsible for answering past medical information and family history. Subjective and objective data can be gathered during this time and is an excellent time to note any unusual interactions between the child and the caregiver as well as making sure of consistency in the history of the current medical issue. The four general assessment techniques
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  • Fall '14
  • Immunology, Physical examination, American Academy of Allergy, physical assessment of a child

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