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chapter 12

four types of nursing assessments inital comprehensive, focused, emergency, time-lapsed
intial comprehensive assessment performed shortly after admit to hospital. establishes a complete database.
focused assessment maybe performed during intial assessment or as routine ongoing data collection. perfomed to gahter data about a specific problem
emergency assessment performed when a physiologic or psychological crisis presents. performed to id life threatening problems
time lapsed assessment performed to compare a ptatient's current status to baseline data obtained earlier
medical assessments targets data pointing to pathologic conditions
nursing assessments focuses on pt's response to health problems
objective data observable and measurable data that can be seen, heard or felt by someone other that the person experienecing them
subjective data information perceived only by the affected person
characteristics of data purposeful, complete, factual and accucrate,
sources of data patient, family,pt record, other healtcare workers, nursing literature
four phases of nursing interview preparatory, introduction, working, termination
purpose of a nursing physical exam apprasial of health status, id of health problems, establishemetn of a datbase for nursing intervetion
when to verify data when there is a descrepancy between what the pt is saying and what the nurse is obseving
Created by: N119