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Keeping Assessment Skills Sharp

Valenzuela, Joshua

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: September 2017 - Volume 117 - Issue 9 - p 13
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000524528.50050.32
Letters, etc

Joshua Valenzuela

Fresno, CA

In reading “Identifying Hospitalized Patients at Risk for Harm: A Comparison of Nurse Perceptions vs. Electronic Risk Assessment Tool Scores” (April), it is evident that nurse perception of patient risk is exceedingly greater than the perception of electronic assessment tools currently in use. The authors mention that patient assessment is the first step of the nursing process taught in nursing school, but what if those skills fall by the wayside? Even long-tenured nurses could benefit from workshops centered on patient assessment techniques, as there is always room for growth and development in the fast-paced medical profession.

Joshua Valenzuela

Fresno, CA

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