Flashcards in A few flashcards from Respiratory Examination Deck (10)
What is the basic structure of the examination?
– Introduction & explanation
– Percussion (a new skill for respiratory)
As well as just looking at the patient, what is it always useful to do?
Look around the patient
What can Horner's syndrome be a sign of?
What can prominent veins on the chest wall be a sign of and what would you then look for following this observation being made?
What must you bear in mind with percussion?
You are comparing right to left - therefore don't do one complete side followed by the other...instead alternate it.
Percuss over the intercostal space
What is vesicular breathing?
What does crackling/crepitations suggest?
Fluid or fibrosis
What is a key part of the conclusion?
Thanking the patient
What is conjunctival pallor a sign of?