NU333 Health Assesment for the Nursing Professional

NU33 UNIT 3 Discussion

Systematic Approach

Assessment is defined as an orderly, head-to-toe, systematic process of data collection using the skills of Inspection, Palpation, Percussion, and Auscultation (IPPA).

  • Describe this systematic approach.
  • Why is a systematic approach important?
  • Are there some situations that might require adapting this systematic approach? Provide a rationale for your answer and examples that you have seen in the practice or clinical setting.

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