Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course has an online interaction with a computer generated patient that is very thorough. The online patient will answer questions and there are tabs to view the patient closer or to listen to things such as the lungs. However, sometimes the correct questioning must be asked to proceed further with the patient.
This course helped me to improve on my physical assessment skills. It helped remind me of areas that are easy to overlook and to do a complete physical assessment. Other parts of the assessment that were helpful were with assessing the eyes, ears, and nervous system.
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Advice for students:
Some parts of the physical assessment can take quite a bit of time. Especially the first assessment. The H & P is extremely long and there are so many questions to ask the patient. Write that answers down as you go or you will end up forgetting and have to scroll back through the answers.