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Unformatted text preview: Chest & Lung Exam (Patient is seated & disrobed to the waist @ beginning of exam) Inspection (anterior & posterior thorax) o Thoracic Landmarks o Respiration o Anterior to Posterior Diameter o Dyspnea o Flaring of Alae o Breath (instruct patient to breath in/out through their mouth while you stand in front of them) o Clubbing of Fingernails o Cyanosis o Pallor o Flushing of Skin o Symmetry of Thoracic Cage Movement o Ribs o Intercostal Spaces o Accessory Muscle Use o Skin Lesions o Cicatrix o Vascular Abnormalities Palpation (posterior thorax) o Palpate the 10 posterior areas (apices, interscapular (have patient cross their arms), triangles (have patient raise their arms), medial border, lateral border) for the following: Masses Tenderness Pain Sensations Further Assess Any Abnormalities Found o Tactile Fremitus (Instruct patient to say blue moon when you touch them and use the...
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- Winter '11