DescriptionThis intensive, two-day course is designed to review basic anatomy and physiology and refine previously learned, hands-on, assessment skills and culminates with student demonstrations of an adult physical examination. In each system, a representative selection of abnormal findings will be discussed. The unique aspect of this course is the guidance provided through lecture and demonstration by the instructor, and the supervised return demonstration of the physical exam process by the participants using the four basic skills of assessment: Inspection, Palpation, Percussion, and Auscultation.
This program is being offered in cooperation with the UNC-CH School of Nursing.
RNs and RN Refreshers
- Describe the significant parts of the normal anatomy and physiology of the skin, ear, nose, throat, head, neck, heart, lungs and abdomen and musculoskeletal and neurological systems
- Identify and carry out the six elements that are a part of an adult's health history
- Based upon knowledge from anatomy and physiology, identify the techniques that are part of an adult's health assessment
- Accurately perform those techniques to fully assess the skin, ears, eyes, nose, throat, head, neck, heart, lungs, and abdomen
- Carry out screening examinations of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems
- Distinguish between normal and common abnormal findings in all systems
- Jean A. Davison, MSN, DNP, FNP-BC