n326General Survey

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General Survey Eileen McCann DNP RN Family Nurse Practitioner
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General Survey Study of the whole person Begins when first encounter patient  Introduction for the physical exam
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General Survey Focus – four areas Physical appearance Body structure Mobility Behavior
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General Survey Physical Appearance Age  Sex LOC Skin color Facial features Sign of distress
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General Survey Body Structure Stature Nutrition Symmetry Posture Position Body build Arm span Body length
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General Survey Mobility Gait Range of motion
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General Survey Behavior Facial expression Mood and affect Speech Dress Personal hygiene
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General Survey Memory Jogger  SOME TEAMS Symmetry: face and body symmetrical Old: does he look his age Mental acuity: alert, confused, agitated or  inattentive Expression: does he appear ill, in pain or  anxious
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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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