NURS 3120 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Suprasternal Notch, Vertebra, Bronchitis
Suprasternal notch the depression at the anterior aspect of the neck, just above the manubrium. The junction between the manubrium and sternum. Imaginary vertical line through the middle of the sternum. Inspection of the costal margin, usually no more than 90 degree. Bone extending out both side of the manubrium to the shoulder. Anterior axillary layers imaginary vertical lines on the right and left sides of the chest. Drawn from anterior axillary folds throught the anterolateral chest. Imaginary vertical lines on the right and left sides of the chest. Drawn from the posterior axillary folds along the posterolateral thoracic walls with abducted lateral arm. Imaginary vertical line drawn along the posterior vertebral spinous processes. Imaginary vertical lines on the right and left side of the chest. Inspect patient for appearance, posture, and breathing effort. Auscultate the posterior and lateral thoraxes for breath sounds. Inspect the anterior thorax for shape, symmetry, muscle development, and costal angle.