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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Why Form 5495 Assessment

Instructions and Help about Why Form 5495 Assessment

P>This is Sarah, a registered nurse, and in this video, I want to be discussing a nursing head-to-toe assessment. This video will be similar to what you have learned in nursing school, particularly during your clinical check off. Now, when you actually start working as a nurse, you will be able to tailor this head-to-toe assessment to focus on the patient's specific needs, and you will become faster at it. So, what I want to do is cover how to assess from the hair on the head all the way down to the toes. Let's get started. When you're ing a head-to-toe assessment, you follow a specific sequence for each system. You start by inspecting, then palpating, percussing, and finally auscultating. However, there is a slight variation when assessing the abdomen. For the abdomen, you will inspect first, then auscultate, percuss, and finally palpate. The reason for auscultation after inspection is because palpation and percussion can alter bowel sounds. So, we want to establish a baseline by auscultating first, then proceed with percussion and palpation. First, you need to practice hand hygiene and ensure the patient's privacy. Introduce yourself to the patient and explain what you will be doing. For example, "Hello, my name is Sarah, and I will be your nurse today. I need to a head-to-toe assessment. Is that okay with you?" If the patient agrees, you can proceed. During the assessment, it is important to check the patient's arm bands. This will help ensure that you have the right patient. You can also use this opportunity to assess the patient's neuro status by asking them questions about their identity, such as their first and last name, date of birth, and where they are currently located. Additionally, you can ask them questions about the purpose of their visit and current events,...