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Health Assessment (lab) (NUR-391)

Semester: Fall 2024
Number: 0302-391-611
Instructor: Daniel Haughie
Days: Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Note: Traditional In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - NEX 258
Status: This Course is Filled to Capacity

For majors only
Pass / Fail grade only

Course Materials: View Text Books
Related Syllabi: Joan-Marie Kane for Spring 2014*
Joan-Marie Kane for Fall 2015*
Dena Alberti for Fall 2015*
Jacqueline Johnston for Fall 2019*
William Dempsey for Fall 2019*
Camelle Charles for Fall 2022*
Pamela Mason for Fall 2023*

*Attention Students: Please note that the syllabi available for your view on these pages are for example only. The instructors and requirements for each course are subject to change each semester. If you enroll in a particular course, your instructor and course outline may differ from what is presented here.


Students will learn to conduct a comprehensive patient assessment, including the components of a health history and physical exam. Normal and abnormal findings will be explored, as well as appropriate communication and documentation.

Learning Goals:   1. Explain the meaning of patient-centeredcare that reflects an understanding ofassessment techniques to ensure patientsafety.2. Develop a systematic approach for completing a comprehensive health assessment. 3. Demonstrate appropriate techniques of physical assessment including health history for each physiological system.4. Formulate nursing diagnoses based on data collected.5. Use research data, nursing informatics, and multiple data resources to determine patient centered expected outcomes.6. Interpret assessment data to determine appropriate nursing interventions.7. Explore the importance of incorporating patients’ psychosocial, cultural and spiritual responses to wellness and illness when conducting a physical exam.8. Describe evidence based research findings applicable to nursing.9. Integrate best practices in performing physical examination and care10. Integrate beginning knowledge of informatics in the laboratory setting by utilizing electronic medical record and PDA as a tool.11. Respect and protect patient privacy in congruency with HIPPA.12. Demonstrate behavior consistent with the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and ANA Scope and Standards of Practice in the laboratory setting.13. Discuss ethical and legal considerations relevant to assessment and interviewing patients.14. Utilize principles of therapeutic communication that apply to a holistic interview and communicate with the patient and the patient’s support network

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.


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