10 helpful tips for a nursing assessment of the cardiovascular system for nursing students every patient should have a head to toe assessment but sometimes it becomes necessary for a nurse to focus on one system this article gives 10 helpful tips for performing a health assesment of the cardiovascular system. Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied. Each assessment has its advantages and disadvantages so it is important to identify the most appropriate assessment for your client cardiovascular assessments it is important to understand when it is appropriate to perform a cardiovascular assessment when someone is not accustomed to exercise we dont want to overwhelm them with assessments. Many nurses do not have large blocks of time for completion of the assessment but you must be as thorough as possible if this is an admission assessment you must allow enough time to be complete if this is an on going assessment not as much time will be required begin exam patient undresses but allow for privacy. Cardiovascular health such as high blood cholesterol cigarette use diabetes or hypertension cdc 2011 therefore a cardiovascular exam should be a part of every abbreviated and complete assessment a focused cardiovascular assessment is usually indicated after a comprehensive assessment indicates a
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