HEENT Assessment Fall 2010

HEENT Assessment - HEENT Assessment Nursing 311 HEENTAssessment Head Eyes Ears NoseandSinuses Throat,MouthandNeck Obj100 BodySystem Integument CV

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  Nursing  311 HEENT Assessment
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HEENT Assessment H ead  E yes E ars N ose and Sinuses  T hroat, Mouth and Neck Obj10
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Body System Interaction with other Body Systems Integument Protection,  color reflects oxygenation CV Temporal and carotid arteries located in head  and neck.  Neck and jaw pain may indicate CV  disease.  Facial edema may indicate fluid  retention. Optic Disc can reveal systemic  problems with circulation. GI Mouth begins digestive process. GU Changes in the face may reflect renal problems,  i.e. edema, uremic frost. Reproductive Pregnancy can change facial color. MSK Muscule of the face provide expression,  commuications, and nutrition.  Muscles of the  eye provide movement. Neuro Cranial nerves located in head, neck and face. Endocrine Thyroid disease and diabetes may be seen in the 
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Common   Symptoms  Head, Neck and Face   Head pain  Jaw tightness or pain  Neck pain or stiffness, neck mass  Nasal congestion, nose bleeds  Mouth or dental pain, lesions  Sore throats or hoarseness
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Common Symptoms Eyes  Vision changes  Eye tearing or dryness  Eye drainage  Eye appearance changes Ear  Hearing loss  Vertigo  Tinnitus (ringing in ears)
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Assessment Techniques Includes all four assessment techniques Inspection Palpation Percussion Auscultation Usually includes cranial nerve assessment
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Head Physical Assessment includes Inspection Palpation Assess head and face Size Shape Symmetry Movement and position Inspect scalp for lesions, scaling, tenderness,  masses  and critters
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Head Size Normocephalic  – normal 33 -37 cm Microcephalic  – abnormally small head Macrocephaly  – abnormally large head
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Inspection Shape Symmetry Movement Two good places to  inspect symmetry of  facial features
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   Head and Face - Palpation Skull   No tenderness or soft areas   Note presence of deformities    Newborns   Open fontanels   Facial bones   Note presence of tenderness  Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course NURS 311 taught by Professor Synovec during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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HEENT Assessment - HEENT Assessment Nursing 311 HEENTAssessment Head Eyes Ears NoseandSinuses Throat,MouthandNeck Obj100 BodySystem Integument CV

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