Nr 304 Rua

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REQUIRED UNIFORM ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES
THE HEALTH HISTORY AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

PURPOSE

As you learned in NR302, before any nursing plan of care or intervention can be implemented or evaluated, the nurse conducts an assessment, collecting subjective and objective data from an individual. The data collected are used to determine areas of need or problems to be addressed by the nursing care plan. This assignment will focus on collecting both subjective and objective data, synthesizing the data, and identifying health and wellness priorities for the person. The purpose of the assignment is twofold.
• To recognize the interrelationships of subjective data (physiological, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual values, and
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2. Objective Data—Physical Exam Components to Be Included
• During the lab experiences, you will conduct a series of physical exams that includes the following systems.
• Keep notes on each part of the physical exam as you complete them to reference as you write the paper.
• Refer to the course textbook for detailed components of each system exam. Remember, assessment of the integumentary system is an integral part of the physical exam and should be included throughout each system.
• From NR302 o HEENT (head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat) o Neck (including thyroid and lymph chains) o Respiratory system o Cardiovascular system
• From NR304 o Neurological system o Gastrointestinal system o Musculoskeletal system o Peripheral vascular system
REMEMBER: Make notes of the physical examination findings, ensuring that you have addressed all of the components listed on the Return Demonstration Checklist. Students are also encouraged to take notes about their experiences while conducting the physical examination for reference when creating the assignment, particularly the reflection section.

Needs Assessment (10 points)

1. Based on the health history and physical examination findings, determine at least two health education needs for the individual. Remember, you may identify an educational topic that is focused on wellness.
2. Select two peer-reviewed journal articles that provide evidence-based support for the health teaching needs you

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