Health Assessment Critique

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Critique of Health/Physical Assessment Lecture This critique focuses on the content presented to undergraduate nursing students and compare that to the content provided within the graduate level physical assessment course (NUR 605). This critique will be about the assessment of ears, nose, mouth, and throat lecture. There are some contents within NUR 203 lecture are the same contents that within NUR 605 such as the function of ears, nose, mouth and throat, objective data of nose, mouth, and throat, and equipment needed for evaluating the nose, mouth, and throat. The function of ears, nose, mouth, and throat is existing within both lectures (NUR 203 & NUR 605). The both instructors (Brandy & Cory) mentioned those functions for their students…show more content…
In the NUR 203, subjective data of ears, nose, mouth, and throat identify just the patient condition. However, in the NUR 605 lecture, subjective data of ears, nose, mouth, and throat includes the patient past medical history, family history, personal and social history, and history of present illness. It is necessary that nurses know and ask patients about their health history during the examination so that nurses can understand and obtain all information about patients. There is another difference between NUR 203 and NUR 605 lectures is hearing assessment. In the NUR 203 lecture, the instructor did not mention and include the content of turning fork test in the lecture, but in the NUR 605 lecture, the instructor focused and clarify this type of hearing test. The last difference between both lectures is percussion the sinus areas. This type of assessment is not existing within the NUR 203 lecture, whereas it occurred within the NUR 605 lecture. It might be important that nurses make percussion the sinus areas through examining the nose and sinuses of…show more content…
First of all, I recommend that instructors have to add sufficient information about ears, nose, mouth, and throat of children to the lectures. This is because graduate nursing students should know the distinguish between child and adult assessment because some steps of examining the ears, nose, mouth, and throat of the child might be different from an adult. Secondly, I recommend that instructor might need to clarify and add names of pictures condition in the lecture. They might have to explain more about those pictures in the lecture so that graduate students, especially international students have the ability to understand it easily and accurately. Finally, I recommend that instructors have to include some case studies and examples to the lecture about ears, nose, mouth, and throat. They have to add some sample questions in the lecture related to the ears, nose, mouth, and throat so that graduate students, especially international students have an idea and know about the style of exams. I have neither given nor received nor have I tolerated others ' use of unauthorized

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