A survey of physical assessment techniques performed by RNs: lessons for nursing education.

@article{Giddens2007ASO,
  title={A survey of physical assessment techniques performed by RNs: lessons for nursing education.},
  author={Jean Foret Giddens},
  journal={The Journal of nursing education},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={83-7}
}
There is ongoing concern about the adequacy of the educational preparation of nursing graduates; at the same time, there is concern regarding excessive content within nursing curricula. The purpose of this study was to identify physical examination skills performed by practicing nurses to better understand the competencies needed by graduates of nursing programs. A sample of 193 nurses completed a survey indicating the frequency they performed various physical assessment techniques. Thirty… CONTINUE READING

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