Health Assessment

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Health Assessment Definition – Process of gathering information about individual’s health status to identify concerns and needs Purpose Establish data base Identify problems and their cause/etiology Determine immediate needs/establish priorities Identify strengths Recognize complications/collaborative problems Make a judgment or diagnosis
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Health Assessment Types of Data Subjective Objective Types of Data Bases Complete Episodic/Problem Centered Follow-Up Emergency
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Health Assessment Collecting data is starting point Data collected must be factual and complete Organization Outcome of data collection is a clinical judgment or diagnosis about individual’s health state or response to actual or risk health problems Outcome – higher level of wellness
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Nursing Process Problem solving approach to clinical judgments – scientific method Dynamic interactive process
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course NUR 326 taught by Professor Meneghini during the Fall '10 term at St. Xavier.

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