Cardiac Demo - PSYCHOMOTOR EXAMINATION Cardiovascular...

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PSYCHOMOTOR EXAMINATION Cardiovascular System Preparation 1. Introduced self 2. Explained exam 3. Gave proper instructions 4. Assembled needed equipment 5. Arranged proper environment 6. Follows logical exam sequence 7. Performs exam in professional manner Approach to client 1. Follow logical exam sequence 2. Position client properly 3. Drape client properly 4. Explain findings to client 5. Palpation gentle History 1. Reviewed cardiovascular system 2. Determined smoking history 3. Determined dietary habits and exercise habits 4. Probed positive symptoms 5. Probed positive historical and family history items Observation 1. General chest contour and movement a. Abnormal contours you might see? Pigeon chest, funnel chest, barrel chest, color (no cyanosis), nothing sticking out of the chest. 2. Observed for heaves or lifts a. A heave is where you see the heart beating. Palpation 1. Palpated PMI (there shouldn’t be any pulses felt) (note and document location of PMI), aortic area, pulmonic area, Erbs point
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