Below are several general examples of head to toe nursing assessments and some sample forms to help you get used to doing assessments.  You will find more focused, detailed examples of nursing assessments within the Body System Review pages: Cardiac, Ear, Eye, Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, Hematological, Integumentary, Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Peripheral Vascular, Renal, Respiratory

Title Type Length Author Level

Nursing Assessments – Demonstrations and Forms & Charting

VVC Nursing Assessment Video 9:26 VVC Nursing Instructor Beg
Head to Toe Nursing Assessment Form .doc 1 pg Unknown Beg
Assessment by Body Systems Form .doc 2 pg Unknown Beg
Physical Assessment Checklist .doc 3 pg Unknown Beg
Breast Exam – Male and Female Video 3:48 Kathleen Woodruff, PhD Beg
Clinical Report Form .doc 1 pg Unknown Beg
Patient Assignment Form .doc 2 pg Unknown Beg
Head to Toe Assessment for History of CVA Text 1 pg M. Bennett, RN Beg
Foundations of Physical Examination and History Taking .pdf Book Chapter 21 pg Bates Beg
Home Environmental Health and Safety Assessment Tool Form .pdf 2 pg Allison Del Bene Davis, PhD Beg
Maximizing Health using the Nursing Process Text 2 pg Chunky Monkey, SN Beg
Dementia Assessment Form .pdf 2 pg Geri Richards Hall, PhD + Beg
Head to Toe Assessment Music Video Video 4:06 NCF Student Nurses Beg

Communication – Info and Techniques

Patient Communication Skit Video 3:40 Student Nurses Beg
Communication: Patient Safety and The Nursing Working Environment .pdf 3 pg Rhonda G. Hughes, PhD Beg
3 Steps to Better Nurse-Patient Communication Presentation 5 Slides Michele Riley, SN Beg
Communication Reflection using the Atkins and Murphy Model Text 2 pg Lulu, SN Beg
Last Updated 6/2015

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