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.