ERIC Number: ED238465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Nursing 450: The History and Physical.
A description is provided of a third-year registered nursing course entitled "The History and Physical," designed to help the student acquire knowledge and skills in the areas of taking the history of an individual and physical assessment. The opening sections present information on course prerequisites, grading procedures, and meeting times; identify long-term goals and objectives; list course units and instructional materials; and provide a glossary of terms. Next, information is presented on the individual course units: communication skills; interviewing and nurse-patient relationships; taking an individual's history; psychosocial evaluation; general survey; tests; indication and results; assessments of integumentary system; head and neck; thorax and lung; heart; breast, axillae, and abdomen; back, extremities, and musculoskeletal system; neurological assessment; and genito-urinary and pediatrics assessments. Each unit contains student goals and objectives and assigned media; and examples of mid-term and final examinations are presented. The next sections provide guidelines for video-taping the taking of a medical history; for history taking, examination, and assessment skills; and for demonstration of physical examination/assessment skills. The final sections provide information on grading, class evaluation, and revision procedures. A bibliography is included. (HB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Graduate seminar paper, University of California, Los Angeles.