Health Assessment Flashcards for Nursing Students

The Health Assessment Flashcards were designed to help both 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. These flashcards are broken into two sections and address:

  • Head to Toe Assessment
  • Health Assessment Reference Guide

What’s included?

  • Sixty-two (62) 3” x 5” flashcards plus a cover card and two section divider cards. Each card is durable, with a glossy front and a matte back for easy note-taking.
  • Key Facts: The most important information is now called out with icons.
  • Cool Chicken Helpful, silly hints highlighted with a Cool Chicken icon.

Health Assessment Topics

Head to Toe Assessment

  • General Survey
  • Vital Signs & Pain Assessment
  • Head, Face, Neck, Lymphatics
  • Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth/Throat
  • Posterior and Anterior Chest
  • Neck Vessels and Heart
  • Abdomen
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Nervous System

Reference Guide

  • Levels of Consciousness
  • Vital Signs: Expected Ranges
  • Pain Scales
  • Skin Color, Edema, Lesions
  • Cranial Nerves: Function and Assessment
  • Lung Percussion and Auscultation: Expected sounds
  • Bowel Sounds
  • Spinal Curvatures
  • Joint Movements
  • Nervous Tests: Expected Findings

Which Nursing Exams Do These Flashcards Help With?

  • NCLEX and comprehensive predictor exams (e.g., ATI, HESI)
  • Health assessment class exams (and skill testing)
  • Health assessment components of Nursing Fundamentals exams (including Nursing Fundamentals class exams and proctored exams)

Who will level up their learning using these flashcards?

  • Nursing students
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Respiratory Therapy (RT)
  • Lab Tech

Cool Chicken icon

The Legend of Cool Chicken

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!


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