DIAG 2725 Chest & Lung Exam

DIAG 2725 Chest & Lung Exam - Chest &...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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...
View Full Document

Page1 / 3

DIAG 2725 Chest & Lung Exam - Chest &...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online