Health Assessment, part 14: Nail Assessment - LevelUpRN

Health Assessment, part 14: Nail Assessment

June 28, 2023 6 min read 1 Comment

Important components of assessing a patient's nails and reviews nail clubbing and capillary refill
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Health Assessment, part 13: Primary and Secondary Skin Lesions - LevelUpRN

Health Assessment, part 13: Primary and Secondary Skin Lesions

June 23, 2023 1 min read

Primary skin lesions (e.g., macule, patch, papule, plaque, wheal, vesicle, pustule, bulla, nodule, tumor) and secondary skin lesions (e.g., crust, scale, fissure, ero sion, ulcer, keloid, atrophy)
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Health Assessment, part 12: Skin Color Alterations & Edema - LevelUpRN

Health Assessment, part 12: Skin Color Alterations & Edema

June 09, 2023 7 min read

How to assess alterations in your patient's skin color (e.g., pallor, cyanosis, erythema, jaundice) and how to assess edema (e.g., pitting edema and non-pitting edema)
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Nursing Tips: Health Assessment

If a patient reports abdominal pain or tenderness, palpate these areas last.

Abdominal Pain/Tenderness

by Cathy Parkes January 28, 2024

Normal lymph nodes are moveable, soft, nontender, and < 1 cm in size.

Lymph Nodes

by Cathy Parkes November 13, 2023

During auscultation of the vessels of the neck, use the bell of the stethoscope, and ask the patient to hold their breath while you listen.

Auscultation of the vessels of the neck

by Cathy Parkes September 18, 2023

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