Introduction to Health Assessment

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/17/11 Introduction to Nursing Health Assessment Ellen S. Adkins, RN, BSN FNP/DNP student USC College of Nursing
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2/17/11 Nursing Process Diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems The nursing process is a cyclical problem solving approach l Assessment l Nursing Diagnosis l Planning l Implementation l Evaluation
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2/17/11 What is Nursing Health Assessment ? The first step in the nursing process. The ongoing and systemic process of obtaining health information about a person. 3 components: l Health History l Physical Assessment l Documentation
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2/17/11 Purpose of Nursing Health Assessment Assessment Identify actual or potential health problems l Identify risk factors across the lifespan l Identify clients baseline health status Identify clients health beliefs Identify support systems Identify lifestyle factors that impact health l Identify health care needs
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2/17/11 Nursing Skills Communication – the art of nursing l Active Listening l Observe non-verbal l Empathy l Non-judgmental attitude l Environmental l Authenticity l Respect
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2/17/11 Communication
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2/17/11 Purpose of Health History Subjective information obtained from client Actual or potential concerns in physical, social, emotional or cognitive areas. Form a relationship with patient Identify strengths and weaknesses Identify learning needs Allow plenty of time and make the
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2/17/11 Types of Health Histories Complete Head to toe l Annual physical exam l Very detailed l Establishes baseline l Takes at least 1 hour Focused Problem oriented and on-going
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2/17/11 Health History
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course NURS 311 taught by Professor Synovec during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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