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The Importance Of Head To Toe Assessment

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This weekend started off like every other weekend, but this time my preceptor decided to shake things up a little bit. She told me to move away from task oriented procedures and focus more on assessments. I was glad she decided to take this path because it allowed me to take more responsibility for my patients. This really took me out of my comfort zone, but as the shift progressed I slowly gain a little more confidence. Instead of waiting on orders for medications, urine samples, and IV starts I would go into the room with the clients and do a health history as well as head to toe assessment to try and figure out what was going on with them. We had a patient to come in with a dislocated ankle that needed to be put back in place. I was able
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