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11 Key Takeaways

Key Takeaways

  • Use a trauma-informed approach and treat clients with respect and compassion as they may feel vulnerable and afraid during a physical assessment.

  • Always compare findings bilaterally.

  • Ensure you clean equipment before you use it.

  • Perform hand hygiene before and after each physical assessment.

 

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Physical Examination Techniques: A Nurse's Guide by Jennifer Lapum; Michelle Hughes; Oona St-Amant; Wendy Garcia; Margaret Verkuyl; Paul Petrie; Frances Dimaranan; Mahidhar Pemasani; and Nada Savicevic is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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