Below are the topics, handouts, and notes for Health Assessment. If you click on the title of a topic, you will be taken to the lecture files (mp3) for that topic. Alternatively, you may download the lectures by accessing the Health Assessment podcast address into iTunes or another podcast program: http://www.patheyman.com/nursing/ha.rss.
Welcome to Health Assessment. You will need the following items for class:
Click on the title to access the Midterm check off video.
Click on the title to access the Final Check video (Updated August 2010)
This video shows a modified and shortened Head to Toe assessment appropriate for use in the hospital setting.
This week you will have your midterm check off. See the Intro or the course page for the handout. You will have 10 minutes to complete the assessment. There is a video example of the check off.
You will also have a test this week on all the material to date.
Diagnostic Tests will not be discussed in class (unless you ask specific questions). There will be a quiz next week on it, and they will be on the final.
This module will span two weeks. The first week is head and neck assessment, and the second week is eyes, ear, nose. And yes you really do need to remember all 12 cranial nerves...in order...AND what they do...and how you assess them. (Click on the title to watch the videos.)
This topic is just a brief overview of Erickson's and Piaget's theories. We do not do any formal assessment in class, but you will in clinical and especially in Maternal/Child clinical. You should always keeps stage of life in mind when interacting with patients and their families.