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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.

secondary assessment

The more thorough evaluation of a patient after the initial examination of his ABCs (airway, breathing, and circulation).
See also: assessment
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For the first secondary assessment (SA1), bearing in mind the low number of tests carried out, 18 tests (six for each of the 3 subjects assessed), it was confirmed the tendency to reduce the coefficient of variation in average speed, the achieved values being under 0.35 (35%) in 33% of the 54 values obtained with determinations at intervals of more than 0.33s, compared to 0% in the other 54 values obtained with determinations at intervals of 0.11s.
Creating a healthy culture also means combining the primary and secondary assessment strategies previously detailed with the primary and secondary prevention strategies that include proper interviewing and training techniques.
ikk sdwest uses this expression of interest procedure to seek service providers who can provide insured persons with assistance and can provide access to specialized health care providers (doctors) through a medical secondary assessment procedure.
Through his work with the Education Department of South Australia and the Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia he contributed to major directions and developments in language teaching in the state.
The Senior Secondary Assessment Taskforce has laid the ground work for change and further contributions by teachers, students and academics will help to shape the finer details of the system.