From the University of Manitoba, "The process of physical assessment involves three phases: the interview, the physical examination, and documentation. Included in the documentation phase are: formulation of the nursing diagnosis, goals and plans for patient care. This online guide discusses the criteria for each phase."
From the University of Florida, this online guide covers vital signs, back and extremity exam, chest and lung exam, cardiovascular exam, head and neck exam, eye exam, abdominal exam, breast exam, pelvic exam, neurologic exam and mental status exam. Geared to first year med students, but there is quite a lot of useful information nursing students can use, as well.
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