Nursing Assessment Assignment

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This assignment will discuss the assessment and nursing priorities of a 42 year old man (Andrew) who had been transferred from ICU to a surgical ward during the night (see appendix 1). The author will focus on three physical areas that require immediate care over the next 48 hours, and also address the psychological, emotional and spiritual needs that were identified in the head to toe assessment (see appendix 2).The author will also discuss the assessment skills and tools which could be used to assist in identifying care needs for the patient, taking into account physical, psychosocial and cultural factors.
Jevon, (2010) identifies ‘assessment’ as the first step in determining the health status of the patient. It should be carried out automatically
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