NR305 Health Assessment for the Practicing
Week 6 Assignment
Physical Examination Video Demonstration
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.
(CO #1) Utilize prior knowledge of theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines to explain expected client behaviors, while differentiating between normal findings, variations, and abnormalities. (PO #1)
(CO #3) Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment. (PO #3)
This assignment is worth a total of 200 points.
Physical Examination Video Demonstration assignment is due Sunday end of Week 6 at 11:59 MT.
Create a video demonstrating a complete physical examination on a volunteer adult (18 years of age or older) participant. This video should be no longer than 15 minutes.
Follow this link Physical Examination Video Demonstration Outline (Links to an external site.) for an outline of the required elements of the physical examination. Perform the physical examination in the order that is written on this outline. (This is meant to be a general physical examination. Skills that are not included on the outline do not need to be in your video.)
You may record your video in Kaltura (available to you in the course) or you may use your own phone or other digital camera device. ALL videos must be uploaded to Kaltura in the course shell for submission. Follow this link for step-by-step directions on how to do this: How to Produce, Upload, and Submit a Video (Links to an external site.) (These instructions are also found in the Program Resources.)
You will need a stethoscope and a pen light to complete this examination.
Adult participant must remain covered at all times for privacy purposes. Suggested attire for adult participant: tank top and shorts. Instructor must be able to have a clear view of stethoscope placement on the torso. Auscultating over a shirt is acceptable for the purposes of this video. It is suggested that the student wear nursing scrubs and/or a lab coat. Business casual dress is also acceptable.
Video should be filmed in a private area with minimal distractions to enhance the evaluator’s ability to hear and see clearly.
You may not use notes or take notes during this assessment. State your findings within the video.
To begin the video:
Student scans area with camera to show that notes are not being used (i.e., taped to walls, on a table)
Student states in front of camera: “My name is [First and Last Name of Student] and this is my physical examination assignment for NR 305.”
Participant states in front of camera: “My name is [First and Last Name of Adult Participant] and I give my permission for this assessment to be recorded and submitted to Chamberlain College of Nursing for grading purposes.”
Video should be recorded all at once. Please do not edit in any way. If you realize you have forgotten to assess an area, you may add it at the end of the video before you stop recording.
Important: DO NOT publish your video, as the video will then be publicly available. The video must remain in your My Media library and ONLY be submitted to the assignment for instructor review as instructed. Please follow the linked instructions to ensure you do not publish for public view in the course.
Relax! You are a highly skilled registered nurse! This assignment is meant to be a “refresher” for practice; and to provide for you with the opportunity to revisit, and improve upon, skills that you may not use regularly. Prior to recording, refer to your textbook to review proper technique for the required skills.