SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISE, LESSON 6
An organized systematic process of collecting objective data based upon a health
history and head-to-toe or general systems examination. (para 6-2a)
first (para 6-2b)
Nursing care plan (para 6-2b)
Any two of the following are correct:
To obtain baseline physical and mental data on the patient.
To supplement, confirm, or question data obtained in the nursing history.
To obtain data that will help the nurse establish nursing diagnoses and plan
To evaluate the appropriateness of the nursing interventions in resolving the
patient's identified pathophysiology problems. (paras 6-3b(1)--(4))
Establish a positive nurse/patient rapport.
Explain the purpose for the physical assessment.
Obtain an informed, verbal consent for the assessment.
Ensure confidentiality of all data.
Provide privacy from unnecessary exposure.
Communicate special instructions to the patient. (paras 6-4a--f)
Inspection, palpation, auscultation, percussion. (paras 6-5a--d)
Any four of the following are correct.
Posture and gait
Hygiene and grooming
Body and breath odors
Speech (paras 6-6a--h
The following is correct:
The patient's strengths and weaknesses.
Health risks such as hereditary and environmental factors.
Potential and existing health problems. (para 6-7a)