Objective Data in Nursing: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following items is an example of objective data in nursing?

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1. When is objective data first obtained from patients?

2. Which of the following statements describes objective data involving a patient?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and printable worksheet measure your understanding of objective data in nursing. To be successful on this quiz, you will need to know the methods of obtaining objective data and the difference between subjective and objective data.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • The difference between objective and subjective data
  • Methods of obtaining objective data
  • Observable patient behaviors that can constitute objective data
  • Use of the senses in collecting objective data

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the essential information from the objective data lesson to answer practice questions
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of objective data to determine which symptoms can be categorized as objective data
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as objective and subjective data

Additional Learning

To learn more about these practices, review the corresponding objective data in nursing lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining objective data
  • Explaining possible methods of obtaining objective data
  • Differentiating between objective and subjective data
  • Learning a mnemonic device to remember the difference between the two types of data