NUR1 239 Study Guide - Final Guide: Body Mass Index, Pediatric Nursing, Axillary Lymph Nodes

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Subjective data - said by the client (s) Objective data - observed by the nurse (o) A general survey is an overall review or first impression a nurse has of a person"s well being. This is done head to toe, or cephalo-caudal, lateral to lateral, proximal to distal, and front to back. General surveying is visual observation and encompasses the following. Deviations from what would generally be considered to be normal or expected should be documented and may require further evaluation or action, including a report and/or referral. Standardized and routine screening such as audiometric screening, scoliosis and vision screening using the snellen test are usually discussed in general survey areas. A patient history should be done as indicated by the age specific prevention guidelines, usually set forth by center for disease control and prevention (cdc), american medical association, american. Association of pediatrics, and national association of pediatric nurse practitioners.

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