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1

What is the basic structure of the examination?

– Introduction & explanation
– Inspection
– Palpation
– Percussion (a new skill for respiratory)
– Auscultation

2

As well as just looking at the patient, what is it always useful to do?

Look around the patient

3

What can Horner's syndrome be a sign of?

Lung tumour

4

What can prominent veins on the chest wall be a sign of and what would you then look for following this observation being made?

SVC obstruction
JVP observation

5

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

6

What is vesicular breathing?

Normal breathing

7

What does crackling/crepitations suggest?

Fluid or fibrosis

8

What is a key part of the conclusion?

Thanking the patient

9

What is conjunctival pallor a sign of?

Anaemia

10

What could a raised JVP suggest?

Increased pulmonary arterial pressure and right ventricular failure

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