Assessment

Focused Assessment

A focused assessment is performed when more information is needed for a specific issue. A focused assessment may include interviewing and/or a detailed physical assessment of a specific system or systems.

Fall Assessment
http://www.wisc-online.com/templates/greentemp.asp?obj=TMP103904

Nutritional Assessment
http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objid=DTY1303

Interview

The nursing health assessment interview is a purposeful, verbal interaction between the patient and the nurse. It is used to gather information that may be helpful regarding the health status of patients.

Techniques
http://studystack.com/menu-20348

Quia: health history and VS
http://www.quia.com/jg/502733.html

Basic Sexual Health Interview
http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/pom1/videos/basic-sexual-hist.cfm

Interview with Sexual Health Issues
http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/pom1/videos/focused-sexual-hist.cfm

Peds Assessment

A pediatric assessment will include interviewing the patient and family as well as a physical assessment of the child. A peds assessment will often include a focused assessment of the developmental level of the child.

Physical Development of children
http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objid=NUR3303

Apgar Scoring Challenge
http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objid=NUR402

Apgar Scoring in the Newborn
http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objid=NUR502

Quia: Newborn Battleship
http://www.quia.com/ba/33611.html

Quia: High risk newborn
http://www.quia.com/hm/168762.html

Quia: Newborn characteristics
http://www.quia.com/jg/552990.html

Quia: Pediatric Respiratory
http://www.quia.com/rd/37771.html 

Physical Assessment

Physical Assessment may be comprehensive or focused. A complete physical assessment will include all body systems. Four areas of physical assessment are utilized; inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation.

Quia: Assessment pop ups
http://www.quia.com/pop/33387.html

Quia: Abdominal and MS Assessment
http://www.quia.com/jg/502735.html

Quia: Thorax and lung assessment review
http://www.quia.com/jg/502734.html

Abdominal Assessment
http://faculty.msmc.edu/zychowic/204abdomen/#7

Physical Exam Positions
http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objid=MEA1604

University of Virginia: Upper extremity exam:
http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/pom1/videos/upextremities.cfm

University of Virginia: Shoulder exam
http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/pom1/videos/shoulder.cfm

University of Virginia: Chest Exam
http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/pom1/videos/chest.cfm

University of Virginia: Abdomen Exam
http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/pom1/videos/abdomen.cfm

University of Virginia: Head, Ears, Eyes, Nose, Throat exam
http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/pom1/videos/HEENT.cfm

University of Virginia: Lower Extremity exam
http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/pom1/videos/lowextrem.cfm

University of Virginia: cardiac exam
http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/pom1/videos/cardiac.cfm

University of Virginia: neurological Exam
http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/pom1/videos/neuro.cfm

University of Virginia: vital signs
http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/pom1/videos/vitals.cfm

Auscultation assistant
http://www.med.ucla.edu/wilkes/intro.html

R.A.L.E. repository
http://www.rale.ca/