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1

what 4 things do you look at upon inspection

head position
facial features
skull/scalp
neck

2

what can you see when looking upon head position

antalgia, torticollis

3

what can you see when looking upon facial features

shape

4

what can you see when looking upon skull/scalp

shape
symmetry
hair

5

what can you see when looking upon neck

goiters, distended jugular vein

6

what 5 things do you palpate

skull/scalp
hair
temporal area
salivary gland
TMJ

7

what can you feel upon palpation of skull/scalp

tenderness

8

what can you feel upon palpation of hair

texture

9

what can you feel upon palpation of temporal area

tenderness and enlargement

10

what can you feel upon palpation of salivary gland

parotid

11

what can you feel upon palpation of TMJ

crepitus, tenderness, open, deviation

12

what are the 11 lymph nodes you must palpate

occipital
post auricular
pre auricular
parotid
tonsillar
submandibular
submental
anterior cervical
posterior cervical
deep cervical
supraclavicular

13

how must you evaluate the thyroid

inspect the neck
palpate - isthmus then thyroid, lobes

14

how must you auscultate

with the bell - all bilaterally
cranial, occipital, temporal, orbital, and carotid

15

what is the order of the head and neck examl

inspect
palpation
lymph nodes
thyroid
auscultate