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Describe nursing responsibilities before, during, and after physical assessments
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nursing respnsibilities
Determine body positioning for physical assessment.
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Body positions for physical assessment: - sitting - supine - dorsal recumbent - sims - prone - lithotomy - knee-chest - standing
What are the purposes and techniques for draping?
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Draping prevents unnecessary exposure, provides privacy and keeps the patient warm during the p.assessment. When conducting the assessment, expose only the body parts being assessed to maintain the patients modesty and comfort.
Types of assessment?
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- admission assessment - done on admisison to a facility - initial shift assessment - abc assessment - in and out assessment - pain assessment - safety assessment
primary assessment techniques?
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Inspection, palpation (light), auscultation (lungs, heart, bowel/abdominal sounds)
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