Flashcards in Respiratory Examination Deck (11):
What position is the patient in?
45degrees, undressed to waist
What are the main stages of the exam?
Head and Neck
Close Inspection of the Thorax
What are you looking for during general inspection and where are you looking from?
Breathlessness - especially whilst talking
Tolerate lying down
What are you looking for when examining the hands?
What pulse are you examining and what for?§
Radial - rate, rhythm and respiratory rate
What are you looking for in the head and neck exam?
Horner's - ptosis, miosis, anhidrosis
What is part of the close inspection of the thorax?
What are you palpating for?
What are you percussing for?
Chest wall (3-4es)
Where and how do you auscultate?
Deep breath when stethoscope on skin
Clavicular - bell
Chest wall (3-4es) - diaphragm - quality, volume, added sounds
Vocal resonance - 99 instead of breath