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assessment

 [ah-ses´ment]
an appraisal or evaluation.
fetal assessment see fetal assessment.
focused assessment a highly specific assessment performed on patients in the emergency department, focusing on the system or systems involved in the patient's problem.
functional assessment an objective review of an individual's mobility, transfer skills, and activities of daily living, including self care, sphincter control, mobility, locomotion, and communication. It is used to establish a baseline, to predict rehabilitation outcomes, to evaluate therapeutic interventions, and for standardizing communication for research purposes.
lethality assessment a systematic method of assessing a patient's suicide potential.
neurologic assessment see neurologic assessment.
nursing assessment see nursing assessment.
primary assessment a rapid, initial examination of a patient to recognize and manage all immediate life-threatening conditions. Called also primary survey.
secondary assessment a continuation of the primary assessment, where the medical professional obtains vital signs, reassesses changes in the patient's condition, and performs appropriate physical examinations.

primary assessment

The first evaluation of the patient in the field, conducted after it is clear that the scene is safe. This preliminary evaluation is designed to locate and manage life-threatening injuries or illness and to determine the patient's triage priority. The initial assessment follows the sequence of mental status, airway, breathing, and circulation.
See also: assessment
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Aligned with previous research on core primary assessment practices (Wragg, 2001), observation was viewed as the central process for generating valid holistic assessments of student learning and as a basis for instructional decision making.
Thus, student-opinion surveys should not be used as primary assessment measures (although they can supplement direct measures).
As noted, the Board reviewed the HMDA data for 2002 and 2003 reported by Associated Bank in its primary assessment areas, including in the Milwaukee MSA and on a statewide basis in Wisconsin.
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Direct assessment could be used as a primary assessment method for external corrosion, internal corrosion.
So if the MDS is coded correctly, regardless of what the nurses called the area, this facility would have been going to court with the primary assessment for state and federal reimbursement coded as a pressure ulcer.
The results show strong support from the students and faculty for using multimedia exams as a primary assessment form.
A good primary assessment might be summary clinical competency examinations administered by the program prior to graduation.
Facilitation of these and other school-based resources, such as obtaining the services of counselors or a social worker, is the responsibility of Canton's Primary Assessment Committee.
Diagnoses are mostly based on primary assessment from general practitioners, combined with the use of additional diagnostic techniques such as bone densitometry.
The government response to the 2017 primary assessment consultation in england announced that the eyfsp will be revised and will continue to be used; The on-going completion of that assessment will serve this formative purpose.
Once competent, the nurse must use the interRAI tool as their primary assessment on an on-going basis.