A body systems model
A head-to-toe framework
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
Gordon’s functional health patterns
Used a vague generality
Did not use the patient’s exact words
Used a “waffle” word (e.g.. appears)
Recorded an inference rather than a cue
Comprehensive physical assessment
Focused physical assessment
Lying flat on the back with knees flexed
Lying flat on the back with arms and legs fully extended
Side-lying with the knees flexed
D. B. A. C
C. A. D. B
B. C. D. A
A. B. C. D
Ask the parents to leave the room before the examination.
Demonstrate equipment before using it.
Allow the child to help with the examination.
Perform invasive procedures (e.g.. otoscopic) last.
Jugular venous hums