Health assessment of older adults can be done on several levels, ranging from simple screenings to complex, in-depth evaluations. To perform assessments accurately, nurses and other health care providers who gather information regarding older adults must possess the necessary knowledge and skill to perform the assessments correctly. The systematic approach to conduct a physical assessment for both adults and children is by beginning from the head and proceed through the body to the toe. The pediatric physical assessment can either be part of initial home health care or admission assessment .
Usually, completing a provider based Health History and Physical Examination Form will assist in the assessment of the patient’s past and current health and behavior risk status. Certain health problems, which may be identified on a health history, are File Size: KB.