Nursing is all about SEEING something and then DOING something. We see problems, we fix them. We see potential problems and we try  to avoid them. That’s it in a nutshell, folks! And that’s where your head to toe assessment comes into play.

As one of the most important skills you will learn EVER, it’s also one of the fist really big things you’ll tackle in your fundamentals course. It can be overwhelming at first, so that’s why we’re going to break it down Straight A Nursing style.

In this podcast, we cover the basics of a head-to-toe assessment so that you can get in there and practice with confidence. Want to read about it too? Check out this amazing guest post!

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