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.
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.
Quia: health history and VS
Basic Sexual Health Interview
Interview with Sexual Health Issues
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
Apgar Scoring Challenge
Apgar Scoring in the Newborn
Quia: Newborn Battleship
Quia: High risk newborn
Quia: Newborn characteristics
Quia: Pediatric Respiratory
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
Quia: Abdominal and MS Assessment
Quia: Thorax and lung assessment review
Physical Exam Positions
University of Virginia: Upper extremity exam:
University of Virginia: Shoulder exam
University of Virginia: Chest Exam
University of Virginia: Abdomen Exam
University of Virginia: Head, Ears, Eyes, Nose, Throat exam
University of Virginia: Lower Extremity exam
University of Virginia: cardiac exam
University of Virginia: neurological Exam
University of Virginia: vital signs