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Advanced Health Assessment

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Emphasis is placed on the advanced practice of history taking, conducting a physical examination, and obtaining and assessing diagnostic data for clients across the life span. Students will learn to justify actual and potential health problems through interpretation and integration of the history, health assessment, and laboratory data. This course incorporates 45 hours of supervised practice laboratory experience, allowing students to utilize the techniques and equipment to perform physical examinations.

This graduate-level course is 12 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 4
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 12 weeks

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    Documentation, Billing, and Coding

    • Differentiate subjective from objective information.
    • Demonstrate documentation in SOAP note format.
    • Differentiate a comprehensive history and physical note from an episodic note.
    • Demonstrate skill in obtaining an episodic and comprehensive health history using interviewing techniques appropriate to the culture and developmental stage of the patient.
    • Select the appropriate 5 digit ICD-9 codes and evaluation and management (E&M) codes to bill for a visit.

    Male Genitourinary and Breast Assessment

    • Demonstrate and articulate the techniques of the male genitourinary and breast examination.
    • Demonstrate appropriate documentation of examination findings.
    • Distinguish components of the male genitourinary and breast examination across the life span.
    • Describe findings utilizing appropriate terminology.

    Infant, Toddler, School Age, and Adolescent Assessment

    • Demonstrate physical exams for pediatric patients.
    • Utilize tools and forms for pediatric patients.
    • Differentiate exam techniques and physical findings of pediatric from adult patients.
    • Discuss patient education for families and caretakers of pediatric patients.

    Introduction to Clinical Reasoning and the Interview and Health History

    • Analyze the clinical decision-making process.
    • Identify the critical components of the health history.
    • Analyze the attributes of a symptom.

    Abdominal Assessment

    • Demonstrate appropriate documentation of examination findings.
    • Distinguish components of the abdominal examination across the life span.
    • Describe findings utilizing appropriate terminology.
    • Demonstrate and articulate the techniques of the abdominal examination.

    Female Genitourinary and Breast Assessment

    • Distinguish components of pregnant and nonpregnant female genitourinary and breast examination across the life span.
    • Describe findings utilizing appropriate terminology.
    • Demonstrate and articulate the techniques of the female genitourinary and breast examination.
    • Demonstrate appropriate documentation of examination findings.

    Neurologic and Mental Status Assessment

    • Demonstrate and articulate the techniques of neurologic and mental status examinations.
    • Demonstrate appropriate documentation of examination findings.
    • Distinguish components of neurologic and mental status examinations across the life span.
    • Describe findings utilizing appropriate terminology.

    Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat (HEENT), and Neck Assessment

    • Distinguish components of the HEENT and neck examinations across the life span.
    • Describe findings utilizing appropriate terminology.
    • Demonstrate and articulate the techniques of the HEENT and neck examination across the life span.
    • Demonstrate appropriate documentation of examination findings.

    Infant, Toddler, School Age, and Adolescent Assessment and Final Head-to-Toe Assessment

    • Demonstrate physical exams for pediatric patients.
    • Utilize tools and forms for pediatric patients.
    • Differentiate exam techniques and physical findings of pediatric from adult patients.
    • Discuss patient education for families and caretakers of pediatric patients.

    Integumentary System Assessment

    • Distinguish components of integumentary examination across the life span.
    • Describe findings utilizing appropriate terminology.
    • Demonstrate and articulate the techniques of skin, hair, and nail examinations.
    • Demonstrate appropriate documentation of examination findings.

    Musculoskeletal Assessment

    • Distinguish components of the musculoskeletal examination across the life span.
    • Describe findings utilizing appropriate terminology.
    • Demonstrate and articulate the techniques of the musculoskeletal examination.
    • Demonstrate appropriate documentation of examination findings.

    Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Thoracic Assessment

    • Distinguish components of the cardiac, peripheral vascular, and peripheral lymphatic system examination across the life span.
    • Distinguish components of the thoracic and pulmonary examination across the life span.
    • Describe findings utilizing appropriate terminology.
    • Demonstrate appropriate documentation of examination findings.
    • Demonstrate and articulate the techniques of the cardiac, peripheral vascular, and peripheral lymphatic system examination.
    • Demonstrate and articulate the techniques of the thorax and pulmonary examination.
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