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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

This is cereth registered nurse or en comment in this video I want to be performing a nursing head-to-toe assessment this video will be similar to what you have performed in nursing school whenever you're doing your clinical check off now whenever you actually start working as a nurse you'll be able to tailor this head-to-toe assessment to focus on the patient's needs and you'll get a lot faster at this so what I want to do is I want to cover literally how to assess from the hair on the head all the way down to the toes so let's get started now when you're doing your head-to-toe assessment you follow that sequence of how you assess each system so you start out whenever you're looking at a system you're going to inspect it then palpate percuss and then auscultate except you're gonna change it up a little bit whenever you're going over the abdomen you're going to inspect auscultate percuss and then palpate and the reason that you're going to auscultate second instead of last is because whenever you perform palpation percussion if you did that before it could alter the bowel sound so we want to go ahead and just auscultate get a baseline of what we can here and then we will perk us and palpate so first what you want to do is you want to perform hand hygiene and provide privacy to the patient then introduce yourself to the patient and explain what you're going to be doing so hello my name is Sarah and I'm going to be your nurse today and I need to perform a head-to-toe assessment is that okay with you okay then proceed and look at their arm bands so what while you're doing this this is gonna help...