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The purpose of this activity is to introduce students to physical assessment in the pharmacy setting. The online videos prepare students with the necessary knowledge to successfully participate in the laboratory session.

Learning Objectives
  1. Accurately assess blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate.

  2. Auscultate lung and bowel sounds and recognize if sounds are normal or abnormal.

Foundational Knowledge Required

This is an introductory activity with little background necessary. Students should familiarize themselves with online videos and have had experience and training with assessing vitals.

Suggested Resources

Assignment Instructions

Students should view physical assessment videos on Access Pharmacy (link provided in Suggested Resources) titled Abdominal Examination, Pulmonary Examination, and Vital Signs. Upon reviewing the videos, students should complete the Student Activity Quiz.

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