The Head-to-Toe Assessment: Guide to the Bedside

CAD $39.00

120 minutes including a Q&A

• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

See below for the outline, speaker biography, and more.

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At the end of the session, participants will:
1. Identify the key components of the head-to-toe assessment
2. Discuss techniques for performing a head-to-toe assessment effectively and efficiently
3. Cluster relevant assessment data to inform clinical decisions and prioritization of care
4. Summarize the environmental assessment and move ‘past the patient’
5. Relate abnormal assessment findings back to underlying organ dysfunction

In this webinar, join Laura and Rebeccca  and learn a systematic approach to the head-to-toe assessment. Each body system will be covered with special considerations for linking assessment findings to different disease process and organ function. After attending this webinar you will feel more confident to enter the patient room and conduct a comprehensive physical exam. This highly original webinar will be sprinkled with Rebecca and Laura’s original acronyms, puns, and memory tricks,  and your  head-to-toe assessment will never be the same!

Who Should Attend?:
•  Med-Surg & Acute Care Nurses Wishing to Refresh theirSkills
•  Nurses new to Acute Care or Med-Surg areas; Float nurses
•  Home Care, Continuing Care, or Geriatric Nurses
•  Students working (or hoping to work) in Acute Care Settings
•  Nurses Wishing to Refresh their Physical Assessment Skills

* This workshop may be too basic for critical care nurses *

Rebecca Merkle RN, BN & Laura Vogelsang RN, PhD

Rebecca and Laura are registered nurses with over 25 years combined experience in medical-surgical, rural, education, and emergency and practice settings. Both from the same community in Southern Alberta, over fifteen years later they have remained friends and colleagues. Today they are collaboratively providing education, empowerment and suggestions to nurses along with other healthcare professionals around the globe through their platform @nurseitlikeyoumeanit on Instagram.

“We know firsthand that healthcare can be a challenging profession, but also the most rewarding. We have put our originality, imagination and hearts into each of our posts and @nurseitknowledge products. Our goal is to provide positivity and education you won’t find in your textbook, to give you the confidence to #nurseitlikeyoumeanit!”