Health assessment for the nursing professional unit 1 Discussion
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Assessment is defined as an orderly, head-to-toe, systematic process of data collection using the skills of Inspection, Palpation, Percussion, and Auscultation (IPPA).
Describe this systematic approach.
Why is a systematic approach important?
Are there some situations that might require adapting this systematic approach? Provide a rationale for your answer and examples that you have seen in the practice or clinical setting.
It is important to fine tune observation skills. While sitting in a coffee shop or on a park bench, do a General Survey on people who pass by.
What are the first impression things you notice about these persons?
Are there any observations that might relate to a concern about his/her health? Provide a rationale for your connections.
There is an old saying that you should not judge a book by its cover. Are there any dangers when you assume things based on the General Survey? Provide a rationale for your stance