NURS 6512N Midterm Exam Review Week 1 to 6


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NURS 6512N Midterm Exam Review (Week 1-6) – 30 Pages

Building A Complete Health History
  1. Communication techniques used to obtain a patient’s health history
  2. Recording and documenting patient information
  3. SOAP note documentation
  4. Subjective vs objective information when documenting
  5. Ethical decision-making and beneficence
Diversity and Health Assessments
  1. Cultural awareness and diversity
  2. Socioeconomic, spiritual, and lifestyle factors affecting diverse populations
  3. Functional assessments
Assessment Tools and Diagnostic Tests in Adults and Children
  1. Growth, Development, and Measurements in children and adults
  2. Nutritional assessment to include recommended water intake and energy requirements
  3. Macronutrients vs Micronutrients
  4. Significance of a food diary nurs 6512n midterm exam
  5. BMI measurements for normal, overweight, obesity, morbid obesity
  6. Pernicious Anemia
  7. Examination techniques and equipment
  • Inspection
  • Palpation
  • Percussion (must be performed against bare skin)
  • Auscultation
  1. Diagnostic Assessment tools and tests to include tuning forks, BP monitoring, use of stethoscope, otoscope, ophthalmoscope
  • Tuning Forks
  • BP monitoring
  • Stethoscope (3 kinds)
  • Otoscope
  • Ophthalmoscope
Assessment of the Skin, Hair, and Nails
  1. Skin lesion characteristics
  2. Documenting skin lesions using “ABCD” rule
  3. Anatomy and physiology of skin layers
  4. Abnormal nail findings in older adults
  5. Psoriatic skin lesions
  6. Vesicular skin characteristics
  7. Normal vs abnormal hair distribution during aging
  8. Characteristics of hair distribution
Assessment of Head, Neck, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
  1. Cranial Nerves associated with the HEENT system
  2. Normal assessment findings of an adolescent’s nose and throat
  3. Normal examination findings of an infant’s fontanelles
  4. Examination findings of a patient with hypothyroid and hyperthyroid
  5. Techniques for examining the HEENT systems
  6. Examination findings for a patient with sinus symptoms
  7. Appropriate tuning fork frequencies to approximate vocal frequencies
  8. Examining the oral mucosa nurs 6512n midterm exam
  9. Hearing loss findings when examining the elderly patient
  10. Examination techniques used to examine the trachea and thyroid
Assessment of the Abdomen and Gastrointestinal System
  1. Organs involved in the alimentary tract
  2. Correct assessment order for examining the abdomen
  3. Examination technique and findings of the liver
  4. Examination findings associated with appendicitis
  5. Examining McBurney’s sign nurs 6512n midterm exam
  6. Assessment of abdominal pain in women
  7. Landmarks for abdominal examination
  8. Characteristics of bowel sounds heard during auscultationnurs 6512n midterm exam