Physical Assessment For The Bedside Nurse: Above and Beyond the Essentials

Physical assessment is an essential skill for all nurses. The assessment is typically the first thing a nurse performs with every patient encounter. The physician and the entire healthcare team are relying on the nurses to identify changes in the patients and have a keen alertness for potential complications in the hospitalized adult.

This workshop will review the basic tenets of physical assessment. The primary focus will be on the care of the adult patient and include unique changes that occur with the degenerative process. The entire head to toe assessment will be outlined.

This session is intended for acute care nurses and will include detailed review of the common abnormal finding for the following systems: cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal and gastrointestinal.

The integration of case studies, laboratory results and pharmacology makes this physical assessment course a MUST DO for all practicing acute care nurses.

Program Objectives:

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Physical Assessment For The Bedside Nurse: Above and Beyond the Essentials

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Cardiovascular Assessmentpdf

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Gastrointestinal Assessmentpdf

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Hematology Assessment pdf

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Neurological Assessment pdf

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Pulmonary Assessment pdf

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Renal and Genitourinary Assessment pdf

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