HealthCenter21: Patient Assessment - EMR

In this module, students learn to evaluate a scene and take measures to protect themselves. They complete primary assessments to determine the urgency of care. Students take a patient history and perform a systematic patient examination, while paying close attention to maintain professionalism and show compassion towards the patient. And they learn to use reassessment to identify and treat changes in patient condition in a timely manner.

 

Unit: Scene Size-Up


Description

In this unit, students will learn about the scene size-up. They will learn about the importance of on-scene personal safety and that body substance isolation (BSI) precautions must be taken at every scene. They will also become aware of common scene hazards, and they will learn about mechanisms of injury and natures of illness. Finally, students will learn the importance of determining the total number of patients and whether or not additional support is required. 

Lessons

  1. Scene Safety 
  2. Scene Hazards
  3. Nature of the Call
  4. Additional Support
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Primary Assessment


Description

In this unit, students will learn about the primary assessment. They will learn that the main goal of the primary assessment is to identify and manage life-threatening conditions. Next, they will become aware of the importance of forming a general impression. Finally, students will learn about evaluating a patient's level of consciousness and assessing the ABCs. 

Lessons

  1. General Impression 
  2. Level of Consciousness
  3. Airway and Breathing
  4. Circulation
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Vital Signs


Description

In this unit, students will learn about vital signs. They will learn that vital signs are external indications of what is going on inside the body. They will also become aware that baseline vital signs are the first set of vital sign measurements taken on a patient. In addition, students will practice taking and recording vital signs, including respiration, pulse, blood pressure, skin signs, and pupil appearance. 

Lessons

  1. Vital Signs
  2. Respiration
  3. Pulse
  4. Blood Pressure
  5. Skin Signs and Pupils
  6. Quiz

 

Unit: Secondary Assessment


Description

In this unit, students will learn about the secondary assessment. They will learn about the skills and techniques used to physically examine patients. They will also become aware of the different types of physical exams, including the focused physical assessment and the rapid physical assessment. 

Lessons
  1. Introduction 
  2. Secondary Assessment 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Reassessment


Description

In this unit, students will learn about the ongoing assessment. They will learn about the goals and frequency of the reassessment. They will also learn about the components of the ongoing assessment. Finally, students will learn about observing trending and responding to changes in a patient's condition. 

Lessons
  1. Purpose and Frequency 
  2. Reassessment 
  3. Quiz

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