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26 Health and physical assessment of the adult client

Environment

Health history

Mental status examination

Physical examination

Body systems assessments

  • Pitting edema scale
  • Assessment and documentation of pupillary responses
  • Characteristics of adventitious sounds
  • Arterial pulse points and grading
  • Common postural abnormalities
  • Grading and recording muscle strength
  • Assessment of cranial nerves
  • Scoring of deep tendon reflex activities
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