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Patient Assessment

Patient Assessment---addl information
Age Stages of life : ICAAO, INfancy, Childhood, Adolescent, Adulthood, Old age
Physical Condition Females -pregnant or while breast feeding, should not have ceretain meds
Body Size Needle Size & Med amount differs
Gender Needle Size (example: Men - muscular ---palpate site to determine muscle tissue is thin or not
Skin Texture Males --- tougher skin ( more force )... Young persons --- has more tone ( average force )... Elderly --- paper thin, tears esily--
Injection site Inspect site and palpate before, avoid side of arm (mascetomy), paralyzed areas, Edmatous areas Avoid areas that --> skin lesions,... burns, inflammed, previous injection sites, any trauma sites, never over scar tissue, Moles-birth marks-tumors- lumps - Hard nodules, nerves, large blood vessels, bones, cynaotic areas
Created by: TONYMILLER