Course: Physical assessment in nursing

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Course title Physical assessment in nursing
Course code KOS/P8FVK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Mandysová Petra, MSN, Ph.D.
  • Pospíchal Jan, Mgr.
  • Pellant Arnošt, prof. MUDr. DrSc.
Course content
Organization of physical assessment, preparation for PA, basic procedures, and a plan of PA. Assessment of the overall condition of the patient. Assessment of the head and neck. Fundamentals of neurological assessment. Screening methods in neurology. Physical assessment of the skin and peripheral circulation. Assessment of the chest. Assessment of the abdomen and genitals. Musculoskeletal assessment. Assessment of children, pregnant women, and seniors. Assessment of the functional status, plan of care, multidisciplinary cooperation, and documentation. Preparation of assessment tools and patient for physical assessment, medical history, interview with the patient, and a plan of PA. Assessment of the overall condition of the patient. Fundamentals of neurological assessment. Assessment of the chest. Assessment of the functional status, plan of care, multidisciplinary cooperation, and documentation. Assessment of the consciousness, behaviour, position, posture, physical and nutritional status, facial expression, physiological functions. Assessment of the head and neck, sight, hearing, oral cavity. Neurological assessment - cranial nerves, pupil examination, visual pathways. Neurological assessment - assessment of mobility, sensation, coordination, reflexes. Screening methods in neurology - swallowing, falls, cognitive functions. Assessment of the chest, lungs, and breasts. Assessment of the heart, ECG. Physical assessment of the skin and peripheral circulation. Musculoskeletal assessment. Assessment of the abdomen, genitals, urethra and rectum. Assessment of children, pregnant women, and seniors.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Demonstration, Skills training, Stimulating activities (simulation, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to acquaint students with the principles of physical assessment (PA) in nursing and basic principles of using physical assessment in practice.
Students acquire systematic knowledge and skills from the field of physical assessment (PA) of the patient, know principles of the procedures used in PA of individual body systems and principles of the procedures used in the overall "head-to-toe" PA. They are able to use the acquired knowledge and skills in the nursing process. They plan patient care based on the performed PA.
Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Home assignment evaluation, Student performance assessment

Completion of compulsory 50% attendance at the lectures. Completion of compulsory 80% attendance at the practicum sessions. Completing assigned written work. Successful completion of an oral examination.
Recommended literature
  • BALL, J. W. et al. Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination. 8th ed. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2014.
  • BICKLEY L S. Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking. 10th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Wolters Kluwer, 2009.
  • COX, CAROL LYNN. Physical assessment for nurses. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
  • KEJKLÍČKOVÁ I. Logopedie v ošetřovatelské praxi. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2011.
  • MANDYSOVÁ P. a kol. Fyzikální vyšetření pro sestry: Glasgow coma scale. Profese, 3(2), 4-5., 2008.
  • MANDYSOVÁ P, HLAVÁČKOVÁ E. Základní vyšetření pacienta s edémem. Diagnóza v ošetřovatelství, 5(7), 6-9., 2009.
  • MANDYSOVÁ P, ŠKVRŇÁKOVÁ J. Diagnostika poruch polykání - z pohledu sestry. Praha: Grada, 2016.
  • MANDYSOVÁ P, ŠKVRŇÁKOVÁ J. Základní vyšetření polykací funkce sestrou. Diagnóza v ošetřovatelství, 6(1), 20-22., 2010.
  • NEJEDLÁ M. Fyzikální vyšetření pro sestry. 2. přeprac. vyd. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2015.
  • POKORNÁ A. a kol. Ošetřovatelství v geriatrii: Hodnotící nástroje. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2013.
  • ROKYTA R. Bolest a jak s ní zacházet. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2009.
  • ROKYTA, R. et al. Léčba bolesti ve stáří. 1. vyd. Praha: Mladá Fronta, 2012.
  • RUSHFORTH, HELEN. Assessment made incredibly easy!.. London: Wolters Kluwer, 2009.
  • SLEZÁKOVÁ L. a kol. Ošetřovatelství v gynekologii a porodnictví. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2011.
  • SLEZÁKOVÁ L. a kol. Ošetřovatelství v neurologii. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2014.
  • SLEZÁKOVÁ L. a kol. Ošetřovatelství v pediatrii. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2010.
  • WEBER J, KELLEY J. Health Assessment in Nursing. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Studies Nursing in selected clinical specialties (2014) Health service 1 Summer
Faculty of Health Studies Nursing in selected clinical specialties (2013) Health service 1 Summer