Nur 103 Health Assessment
Unit 2 Respiratory, Skin, and Breast
Know definitions and spelling of terms for this unit. You will have fill in the blank
Know the meaning and order of assessment techniques: Inspection, Palpation,
Unit 1 Study Guide
Your ATI review book is and excellent resource to you. It includes growth and development, vital
signs, health history, and general survey.
Know the following terms
Erik Eriksons Stages of Development
Intimacy Versus Isolation (20 to 40 years)
Generativity Versus Stagnation (40 to 64 years)
Integrity Versus Despair ( 65 to - years)
Infancy ( birth to 1 year)
Anatomy and Physiology
Cardiovascular system transports oxygen, nutrients, and other substances to bodys tissues
and carries metabolic waste products to kidneys and lungs.
This dynamic system is able to adjust to changing demands for
Physical Assessment of the Head and Neck Interview
Data (Subjective )
Lumps or swelling
Head or neck surgery
NUR 103 Health Assessment
Module D: Physical Assessment of
the Head, Eyes,
Skin, Hair, and Nails
Structure and Function of Skin
The skin is a physical barrier that protects the underlying tissues and structures
from microorganisms, physical trauma, ultraviolet radiation, and dehydration.
Vital role in temperature maintenance, f
Thorax and Lungs
Anatomy and Physiology
Respiratory system supplies oxygen to cells and removes carbon dioxide using
processes of ventilation and diffusion.
Ventilation is process of moving gases in and out of lungs by inspiration
A. Is the only fluid tissue in the human body. It contains living cells and fluid.
B. Blood is pushed through the body by the pumping action of the heart.
1. Arteries-carry blood away from the heart. These branch until they becom
CHAPTER 19-BLOOD VESSELS
I. BLOOD VESSELS-are responsible for delivering blood to all parts of the human body.
A. As the heart contracts it forces blood into arteries which branch into smaller arteries that
branch to from smaller arterioles. Arterioles ca
CHAPTER 20-THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
I. FUNCTIONS OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
A. Draining Excess Interstitial Fluid
B. Transporting dietary lipids
1. Lymphatic vessels transport lipids and lipid-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) absorbed in
the gastrointestinal tr
CHAPTER 18-THE HEART
I. THE HEART
A. The heart serves as the primary pump for the human body.
B. The heart pumps blood with its oxygen, nutrients and wastes all over the body. This blood is
pumped through miles of blood vessels in the body.
II. SIZE, LOCA
CHAPTER 13-THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AND REFLEX ACTIVITY
I. THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM-includes all neural structures outside of the brain
and spinal cord.
A. The PNS contains sensory and motor neurons that function by transmitting information
I. In the human body, joints are often referred to as articulations. Joints are defined as points of contact
B. Cartilage and Bones
C. Teeth and Bones
II. STRUCTURAL CLASSIFICATION OF JOINTS-is based on the presence/abse
THE SPECIAL SENSES
I. THE SPECIAL SENSES-allow us to detect certain changes in the environment. The special senses
include smell, taste, vision, hearing and equilibrium.
II. OLFACTORY SENSATIONS: SMELL
A. Smell is a chemical sense-chemicals react with sme