The head-to-toe assessment in nursing is an important physical health assessment that you’ll be performing as a nursing student and nurse.
Head-to-toe assessments allow nurses to assess the health status of patients by following a checklist of criteria.
On the job, your head-to-toe nursing assessment will be performed much faster, and it may be different or more specialized to accommodate the patients’ needs within your nursing specialty.
This assessment represents a general assessment checklist (or cheat sheet) that you might encounter in nursing school. (Note: Always follow your instructor’s requirements or your employer’s assessment protocols).
This nursing head-to-toe examination video guide will focus on the following areas/skills: