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what types of nursing knowledge underpins an assessment process,:spin:
So you want to know what you need to know in order to make a good nursing assessment
How about, know what is supposed to be "normal", do your head to toe and focus on what isn't normal.
I generally break my day down like this. I have a patient who needs dressing changes, bathing, wound care, breathing treatments... But I also need to stay on top of the changes in their condition, oxygenation, lab values, and act accordingly. So I prioritize the routine, and give myself time for all he** to break loose, because if I don't plan for it, it will happen!
Hope this helps - I think I grasped what you were asking...