Family Nurse Practitioners: A Case Study

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Through this course I have learned that history taking and performing a physical assessment and being able to differentiate normal from abnormal findings is one of the most important roles of a health care provider. If an accurate physical assessment is not performed, whether for baseline data or when the patient’s condition changes, then the patient is not receiving the level of competent care he deserves.

Family Nurse Practitioners are expected to safely provide and meet the healthcare needs of people across the lifespan and diverse cultures through evidence-based care. Assessment is the first step in the process of individualizing care. To site a few examples, it is important to know a patient’s allergies to medications or food to avoid
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