What are the different nursing assessments?

Observation/inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation are techniques used to gather information. Clinical judgment should be used to decide on the extent of assessment required.

What are the 3 major steps in nursing assessment?

These are assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Assessment. Assessment is the first step and involves critical thinking skills and data collection; subjective and objective.
  • Diagnosis.
  • Planning.
  • Implementation.
  • Evaluation.

What is nursing initial assessment?


The initial nursing assessment, the first step in the five steps of the nursing process, involves the systematic and continuous collection of data; sorting, analyzing, and organizing that data; and the documentation and communication of the data collected.

What is a comprehensive assessment nursing?

A comprehensive health assessment gives nurses insight into a patient’s physical status through observation, the measurement of vital signs and self-reported symptoms. It includes a medical history, a general survey and a complete physical examination.