PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF A CHILD
This practical as you have seen above deals with assisting in various diagnostic procedures of a child. The first responsibility of you as a provider of nursing care is to examine the child physically to identify the problems that need further investigation and care. Now that do we mean by physical examination.
It is a systematic review of the systems of the body by the physician or a nurse. The observations made while examining a child leads to provisional diagnosis and symptomatic care.