Course 8: Assessing Patients' General Status
Describes the comprehensive initial assessment of a new Guided Care patient. Estimated time to complete this module: 30 minutes. Remember to disable your pop-up blocker.
Registered nurses (RN) and healthcare providers focusing on best practices in chronic disease management, case management, caregiver education and support, transitional care, and geriatric evaluation and management.
- Describe the process by which nurses complete the components of the "Health History."
- List three examples of possible entries in the "Nature" and "Reason" columns in the "Chronic Medications" section of the "Health History."
- List the findings in the patient's general status assessment that would trigger more detailed assessment of specific conditions.