Health assessment is important and often first step in identifying the patient’s problem. Health assessment helps to identify the medical need of patients. Patients health is assessed by conducting physical examination of patient.
A health assessment is a plan of care that identifies the specific needs of a person and how those needs will be addressed by the healthcare system or skilled nursing facility. Health assessment is the evaluation of the health status by performing a physical exam after taking a health history. There are different from diagnostic tests which are done when someone is already showing signs and/or symptoms of a disease. The major health assessments are Initial Assessment in which determine the nature of the problem and prepares the way for the ensuing assessment stages. Focused Assessment, which expose and treats the problem. Time-Lapsed Assessment, which ensure that the patient is recovering from his malady and his condition has stabilized. Emergency Assessments focus on rapidly identifying the root causes of concern for the patient and assessing the airway, breathing and circulation (ABCs) of the patient.