NURS 6512 Midterm Exam Review (Week 1-6)

NURS 6512 Midterm Exam Review (Week 1-6)

Building A Complete Health History

  • Communication techniques used to obtain a patient’s health history
  • Recording and documenting patient information
  • SOAP note documentation
  • Subjective vs objective information when documenting
  • Ethical decision making and beneficence

 

Diversity and Health Assessments

  • Cultural awareness and diversity
  • Socioeconomic, spiritual, and lifestyle factors affecting diverse populations
  • Functional assessments

 

Assessment Tools and Diagnostic Tests in Adults and Children

  • Growth, Development, and Measurements in children and adults
  • Nutritional assessment to include recommended water intake and energy requirements
  • Macronutrients vs Micronutrients
  • Significance of a food diary
  • BMI measurements for normal, overweight, obesity, morbid obesity
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Examination techniques and equipment
  • Diagnostic Assessment tools and tests to include tuning forks, BP monitoring, use of stethoscope, otoscope, ophthalmoscope

 

Assessment of the Skin, Hair, and Nails

  • Skin lesion characteristics
  • Documenting skin lesions using “ABCD” rule
  • Anatomy and physiology of skin layers
  • Abnormal nail findings in older adults
  • Psoriatic skin lesions
  • Vesicular skin characteristics
  • Normal vs abnormal hair distribution during aging
  • Characteristics of hair distribution

Assessment of Head, Neck, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat

  • Cranial Nerves associated with the HEENT system
  • Normal assessment findings of an adolescent’s nose and throat
  • Normal examination findings of an infant’s fontanelles
  • Examination findings of a patient with hypothyroid and hyperthyroid
  • Techniques for examining the HEENT systems
  • Examination findings for a patient with sinus symptoms
  • Appropriate tuning fork frequencies to approximate vocal frequencies
  • Examining the oral mucosa
  • Hearing loss findings when examining the elderly patient
  • Examination techniques used to examine the trachea and thyroid

 

Assessment of the Abdomen and Gastrointestinal System

  • Organs involved in the alimentary tract
  • Correct assessment order for examining the abdomen
  • Examination technique and findings of the liver
  • Examination findings associated with appendicitis
  • Examining McBurney’s sign
  • Assessment of abdominal pain in women
  • Landmarks for abdominal examination
  • Characteristics of bowel sounds heard during auscultation

 

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