Focused Physical Examination for the Acute Care Setting– Nurses are integral members of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team. In an acute care setting, nurses often have the responsibility and the privilege of performing a focused physical assessment for each of their patients. This assessment provides an important opportunity to evaluate and formulate a plan of care that is best suited to meet your patients needs. Note that this course focuses on assessment of the adult patient in the acute care setting. The assessment of a pediatric or neonatal patient is specialized and outside the purpose and scope of this course.
Describe the details of performing a focused physical exam in an acute care setting.
Identify abnormal findings when conducting a head to toe assessment on your hospitalized patient.
Describe how to organize a routine physical assessment.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses