(Answered) NR 552 Discussion Week 7: Cost-Effective Analysis


NR 552 Economics Of Healthcare Policy


Weber, J.R. & Kelley, J.H. (2018). Health assessment in nursing (6th ed.). Philadelphia, PA:

Wolters Kluwer.

      Chapter 33: Assessing Families

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Week 7 Discussion Post: Debriefing the Week 6 Head to Toe Assessment Assignment

In Week 6 you demonstrated a head to toe assessment of an adult participant. This week you and your classmates will reflect on physical assessment in your own nursing practice, and on the assessment you performed for your video assignment.

Please consider the following in your initial post:

  1. Please share how physical assessment is performed in your practice area. How do you determine what type of physical assessment is appropriate in caring for your patients? Do you perform complete head to toe assessments, or are they typically more focused exams? (If you do not currently work in a patient care setting, you may reflect on observations from a clinical experience or prior work )
    • I feel like I have a unique perspective for this discussion post due to the fact I work in two separate departments on a regular basis. When I am working on the medical/surgical floor I do a complete head to toe assessment on each patient with a full set of vitals. Throughout the shift I monitor the patient periodically then do an additional focused assessment halfway through my 12-hour
    • However, when I am working in emergency services, I rarely do a complete head to toe assessment, except for with trauma patients. Typically, I do a focused assessment based off their chief

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