Nursing Assessment - This is information communicated to...

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This is information communicated to the nurse by the client, family, or community. Subjective Data This kind of data is gathered through a physical assessment or from laboratory or diagnostic tests. Objective Data ___ data are the subjective and objective data obtained from the client: what the client says or what you observe Primary ___ data are obtained "secondhand," for example, from the medical record or from another caregiver. Secondary True or False: The type of assessment you do depends on the client's status. True This type of assessment is completed when the client first comes to the healthcare agency. Initial (admission) assessment This type of assessment provides holistic information about the client's overall health status. It includes data about the client's body systems and functional abilities, emotional status, spiritual health, and psychosocial situation, including information about the family and community. Comprehensive assessment A nurse needs ___ data to enhance your sensitivity to a patient's culture, values, beliefs, and economic situation. Comprehensive data This type of assessment is performed to obtain data about an actual, potential, or possible problem that has been identified or is suspected. It focuses on a particular topic, body part, or functional ability rather than on overall health status. Focused Assessment An ___ ___ assessment is used to follow up on client-reported symptoms or unusual findings during the first exam. initial focused assessment ___ ___ assessment is used to evaluate the status of existing problems and goals. Ongoing focused assessment. This is a type of focused assessment that provides in-depth information about a particular area of client functioning and often involves using a specially designed form.
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  • Fall '13
  • Lipscomb,Sherri
  • Nursing, Physical examination, Activities of daily living, Functional Ability Assessment

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