This flashcard deck was purpose-built for Nursing Students (or nurses transitioning roles) to master the flow and sequence of a head-to-toe patient assessment and to retain details of expected and abnormal results. If you are wondering which flashcard deck to buy first, or if you are just starting school, this is a great flashcard deck to begin with. It contains a variety of nursing basics that you will need through school and your nursing career.
This deck is for you if you are:
Part One of this flashcard deck is a step by step procedure, helping you memorize the flow of a complete head-to-toe assessment. It addresses these components:
Part Two of this flashcard deck serves as a reference guide to the health assessment procedure in Part One and goes in-depth on normal ranges, expected/unexpected results, and detailed assessment techniques. Cross-references are called out on cards in Part One with an icon and card number, so you can quickly reference the more in-depth facts in Part Two, which addresses these components:
HEALTH ASSESSMENT FLASHCARD DECK INCLUDES
Like all of Level Up RN’s resources, this flashcard deck is intended to help you synthesize the most important information you need to know about conducting health assessments. It is not simply another huge book with an overwhelming amount of information! Below we’ve listed more specifics about this exciting new resource.
Cathy Parkes, in cooperation with a number of other nurses and nursing resources, designed this flashcard deck to help nursing students master what they need to know for head-to-toe health assessments and help them on the following exams:
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Have you heard the legend of Cool Chicken? It is our most memorable (and talked about) memory aide. As it turns out, nursing material is a lot more fun to learn when you make up silly stories to "explain" the concepts.
This wacky hint has its origin in our Pharmacology videos!
Colchicine is a medication used to treat an acute gout attack.
HINT: Colchicine kind of looks like 'cool chicken'.
Guy to his friend with a chicken: "Hey man, cool chicken. OUCH! Your chicken just pecked and cut my gouty toe!"
The Level Up RN community loved this hint, and it was the reason we started adding more hints to our flashcards.
The Cool Chicken highlights a silly memory device that makes it easier to learn the material you need to know!