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Performing a physical assessment on a critically ill patient

This is the first of ten review webinars supporting The Medcast Critical Care Nursing course.

What you’ll learn

  • How to perform a head-to-toe assessment: Preparation for assessment including equipment and patient comfort & privacy. Following a systematic approach to assessment including special considerations for the ICU patient
  • When to perform a head-to-toe assessment: Frequency & timing in the ICU setting, when to adjust frequency of assessment based on the patient’s condition, or situation including following procedures or clinical deterioration
  • Documenting your head-to-toe assessment: How to document effectively and concisely including legal and ethical considerations. The importance of timely documentation and evaluation of variances
  • Interpreting physical assessment data: Analyse your findings to identify normal and abnormal variances for specific patients.  Apply your findings to titrate and modify treatment to optimise patient outcomes. 

This webinar is structured to provide ICU nurses with a comprehensive understanding of conducting, documenting, and utilising head-to-toe assessments to ensure high-quality patient care in the ICU. The content is tailored to the specific challenges and responsibilities faced in the intensive care environment.

Course Educators
Susan Helmrich
Susan Helmrich

Susan Helmrich RN, DipAppScNsg, BN, CritCareCert, CoronaryCareCert, TraumaNsgCareCert, CertIV(TAE), MN(Ed), GradCert(Ldrshp & Mgt) has extensive experience ...


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1 hour CPD - Educational Activity

Educational Activities: 1 hours

Areas Of Interest: Critical Care


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics

Price $75.00 AUD (incl. GST)

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