Flashcards in RETICULO-ENDOTHELIAL EXAMINATION Deck (10):
How would you start any examination?
Expose the patient
Reposition the patient
Ask if they are in any pain or discomfort
How exposed should the patient be for a reticulo-endothelial examination?
From the waist up
How should the patient be positioned for the reticulo-endothelial examination?
Initially sat up
What might you look for during general inspection of the patient in a reticulo-endothelial examination?
Patient may appear generally unwell and tired
Short of breath - anaemia
Signs of bleeding - thrombocytopenia
Any obvious lymph node swelling
Having inspected the patient as part of a reticulo-endothelial examination, what should you do next?
Palpate the lymph nodes
Which lymph nodes should you palpate as part of a reticulo-endothelial examination?
Post and pre-auricular
Supra- and infra- clavicular
What might you notice about any of the lymph node groups during a reticulo-endothelial examination?
Having palpated the lymph nodes as part of the reticulo-endothelial examination, what would you do next?
Palpate the liver looking for hepatomegaly
Having palpated the liver as part of the reticulo-endothelial examination, what would you do next?
Palpate the spleen looking for splenomegaly