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Chapter 19

NURS 203 Chapter Notes - Chapter 19: Trapezius Muscle, Pulse Oximetry, Palpation


Department
Nursing
Course Code
NURS 203
Professor
Cheryl Besse
Chapter
19

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Jarvis: Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 2nd Canadian Edition
Physical Examination Summary Checklist
Chapter 19: Thorax and Lungs
1. Inspection
Thoracic cage
Shape and configuration
Anteroposterior-transverse diameter
Neck and trapezius muscles
Respirations
Rate
Effort
Rhythm
Noise
Lag
Skin colour and condition
Person’s position
Facial expression
Level of consciousness
2. Palpation
Confirm symmetric expansion
Tactile fremitus
Detect any lumps, masses, tenderness, temp, moisture, lesions
3. Percussion
Percuss over lung fields
4. Auscultation
Assess normal breath sounds
Note any abnormal breath sounds
Note any adventitious sounds
5. Check pulse oximetry
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