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NURS B 222 Health assessment to nursing

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    Background Knowledge Expected

    Great Intro to the Subject

    Many Small Assignments

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    Jun 19, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It lays the foundation upon which to build your knowledge of the human body and what can go wrong with it. Mastering a basic assessment will make it much easier for you to learn/ perform more focused assessments on more critical patients.

    Course highlights:

    The most important thing I learned in this course is to look at the patient not the numbers. Your vital signs may seem scary (like a heart rate of 40 or a blood pressure of 70/40) but you have to look at the patient. A patient who is extremely athletic may have a baseline heart rate of 40 and that is completely normal for them. A patient whose blood pressure reads 70/40 may have on a blood pressure cuff that is entirely too big for his/her arm, or they may be lying on their left-hand side. Both of those factors can make a patient's blood pressure read lower than it actually is. So before you freak out about the numbers on the monitor, take a look at your patient and see if she/he is symptomatic.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Really listen in class. Review your anatomy and physiology notes. Practice assessments on your friends and family. Make sure you have an assessment of a completely healthy patient down pat so when you are assessing a sick patient you are able to identify what is out of the norm.

    • Spring 2015
    • Mary Jo Eoff
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    • Background Knowledge Expected Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments

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