Importance of Physical Assessment

Apply evidence-based practice research findings in the management of a health issue.

  • Discuss how age, gender, and culture affect health assessment and physical examination outcomes and techniques.
  • Identify alternative methods, interview techniques, and tools used to assess clients based on age (i.e. assessing skin turgor in the elderly), culture/ethnicity (i.e. dehydration in dark skinned client). and gender (i.e. Pap smear).