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Just 5 Minutes for an Accurate Head to Toe Nursing Assessment

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Nursing assessments are a vital part of learning how to be a great nurse. It’s a skill that can be very difficult to learn because as you learn all these different assessments you realize that as you start to put them all together an assessment could take 40 or more minutes!

There’s no time in a real nurse situation to do a 40 minute assessment. You may have 4 – 5 patients and you certainly won’t have the time for long assessments of each.

Know what sort of issues your patient has so that you know what areas to focus in on and save you time. You CAN do a full assessment in just 5 minutes.

This will allow you to not miss a thing in your nursing assessment but while staying speedy in the way you complete it.

Date Published - May 9, 2019
Date Modified - Apr 30, 2019

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.