"I will use the information from my assessment to figure out if your antihypertensive medication is working effectively."
"Nursing assessment data are used only to provide information about the effectiveness of your medical care."
"Nurses use data from their patient's physical assessment to determine a patient's educational needs."
"Information gained from physical assessment helps nurses better understand their patients' emotional needs."
Running warm water over stethoscope
Draping stethoscope around the neck
Rubbing stethoscope with betadine
Cleaning stethoscope with alcohol
Place a vibrating tuning fork in the middle of patient's forehead.
Place a vibrating tuning fork on the patient's mastoid process.
Compare the number of seconds heard by bone versus air conduction.
Compare the patient's degree of joint movement to the normal level.
Liver function test
Thyroid-stimulating hormone test