The Health Assessment course will help you understand how to complete a thorough, efficient head to toe assessment of your patient. Health Assessment can be intimidating, but we break down each body system and show you on a real person how to look, listen, and feel for abnormalities. We believe that if you know what you SHOULD see, hear, and feel, then you can quickly identify when something is wrong and dig deeper. We will also share our trick to completing a thorough patient assessment in only five minutes! Upon completion of this course, you will be able to…
- Discuss the proper order of assessment steps for each body system.
- Perform a safe and thorough assessment of each individual body system to identify abnormalities.
- Identify and overcome any barriers to a good health assessment.
- Quickly perform a 5-Minute Assessment on a patient.
Cornell Note-Taking System Instructions:
- Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the lecture using telegraphic sentences.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based onthe notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarifymeanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthenmemory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
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