Flashcards in Reading assignment information-Chapter 10 The CHEST Deck (19):
What are the main symptoms of pulmonary disease?
What should be noted on initial inspection of the pt that is presenting with lung complications?
Patient's facial expression (distress)
Neck (accessory muscle use)
Configuration of chest
Resp rate and pattern
What is palpation of the posterior chest used to assess?
Areas of tenderness
symmetry of chest expansion
What conditions result in increased tactile fremitus?
conditions that increase the lung density-consolidation
What can decrease tactile fremitus?
excess fat tissue on the chest, air or fluid in chest cavity, or over expansion of the lung.
Increased tactile fremitus indicates what d/o?
Decreased tactile fremitus indicates what d/o?
Chest wall thickening
percussion over the normal lung results in ______ sound?
Percussion over the normal stomach results in _____ sound?
percussion over the liver results in _____ sound?
percussion of the thigh results in _____ sound?
Types of breath sounds
abnormal lung sounds:
what can be done to evaluate the pt further if adventitious sounds are appreciated?
when do e-a changes occur?
in areas of consolidation
define whispered pectoriloquy
intensification of the whispered word due to consolidation of the lung
increased transmission of spoke word in presence of consolidation
What are the indications for consolidation?
increased breath sounds
increased tactile fremitus