The healthcare practitioner's role

Assessment of patient's condition Case history Observations (pain, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, blood-glucose measurement, oxygen saturation measurement) Physical examinations and assessments Chest examination (respiratory assessment, heart, heart sounds) Abdominal examination (tenderness or guarding, swelling or oedema, bowel sounds, abnormalities) Rectal examination Vaginal examination Central nervous system assessment Patient ...

You need to be signed in to read more


Subscribe for unlimited access

With a HSJ subscription you’ll unlock:

  • All of and our HSJ mobile app
  • News and insight on all areas of public funded healthcare
  • Expert commentary, insight and analysis from industry leaders
  • 9 weekly ‘Expert Briefing’ insight emails covering a variety of specialist topics

Sign into your account here