Comprehensive Physical Assessment

This Comprehensive Assessment activity provides the opportunity to plan and conduct a full health assessment on a patient in a single clinic visit. Students spend, on average, three hours on this activity.

Before entering the clinic room you will complete the Plan My Exam activity to organize the exam procedures you will use into a sequence that moves smoothly from head to toe by mapping them to the region of the body where you will perform them. After you have planned your exam, you will enter the clinic room and conduct a Comprehensive Assessment by interviewing and examining your Digital Standardized Patient.

These prompts help you think more deeply about your performance in the activity. Reflective writing develops your clinical reasoning skills as you grow and improve as a clinician and gives your instructor insight into your learning process. The more detail and depth you provide in your responses, the more you will benefit from this activity.

  • Read Chapters 4-11 in Jarvis, C. (2015). Physical examination and health assessment (7th ed.).  St. Louis, MO: Saunders.
  • Read Chapters 12-17 in Jarvis, C. (2015). Physical examination and health assessment (7th ed.).  St. Louis, MO: Saunders.
  • Read Chapters 4, 18 & 31 In Jarvis, C. (2015). Physical examination and health assessment (7th ed.).  St. Louis, MO: Saunders.
  • Read Chapters 19-20 In Jarvis, C. (2015). Physical examination and health assessment (7th ed.).  St. Louis, MO: Saunders.
  • Optional Resource: Map the Human Heart 

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  • Read Chapters 21 and 24-26 in Jarvis, C. (2015). Physical examination and health assessment (7th ed.).  St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
  • Read Chapters 22-23 In Jarvis, C. (2015). Physical examination and health assessment (7th ed.).  St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
  • Read Chapters 28 in Jarvis, C. (2015). Physical examination and health assessment (7th ed.).  St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Additional Instructions:

  1. All submissions should have a title page and reference page.
  2. Utilize a minimum of two scholarly resources.
  3. Adhere to grammar, spelling and punctuation criteria.
  4. Adhere to APA compliance guidelines.
  5. Adhere to the chosen Submission Option for Delivery of Activity guidelines.

Submission Option:

Instruction

Paper

  • 2 to 3-page paper. Include title and reference pages.
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    SIM437-19Acompphysassessrubric1.pdf
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    fullhealthAssessment.docx

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