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NURS612 Key Points to Review for Exam 2 Key Point to Review – Chest / Lungs What are examples of appropriate history of present illness questions you may ask a patient with a chief complaint of a re... spiratory issue? Describe how you would inspect the chest. How do you describe the size shape (A/P diameter) and symmetry of the chest? What are the thoracic landmarks? Describe how you assess the rate and quality of respirations? What is normal and abnormal? Describe your assessment of peripheral areas such as the lips and nails as this relates to a respiratory assessment. What is normal and abnormal? Describe how you palpate the chest and trachea. What are normal and abnormal findings? What is tactile fremitus? What is thoracic expansion? Describe how you percuss the chest. What are normal and abnormal findings? What do the findings indicate? How do you measure diaphragmatic excursion? What is a normal and abnormal finding? What do the findings indicate? What are the 3 types of normal breath sounds? Where are they located on the chest and describe the sounds. Name and describe abnormal breath sounds and what these breath sounds may indicate as a differential diagnosis. Name and describe the three types of vocal resonance. What do the vocal resonance indicate? Describe how you may inspect the head and the face. What are normal and abnormal findings? Describe how you would palpate the skull, hair, temporal arteries, temporomandibular joint and salivary glands. What are normal and abnormal findings? If you percuss the masseter muscle in the face and you see facial spasms what may this indicate? If you auscultate the temporal region and you detect a bruit what may this indicate? Describe how you inspect the neck? What are the anatomical structures you are inspecting? What are the normal and abnormal findings? How do you evaluate range of motion and muscle strength of the neck? What cranial nerve are you testing when you evaluate the muscle strength of the neck? Describe how you palpate the five areas of the neck. What are the anatomical landmarks of the neck? What are normal and abnormal findings? How do you inspect, palpate and auscultate the thyroid gland? What are the normal and abnormal findings? Key Points to Review - Lymph What questions do you ask a patient with a chief complaint of a lymph node issue? When you inspect and palpate the lymph nodes, what are you looking and feeling for? How do you palpate the lymph nodes? What is a normal finding? What is an abnormal finding? What are the 7 characteristics of an enlarged lymph node and what does these findings indicate? Review the lymph nodes of the head. What are the 6 areas of the head and the names of the lymph nodes. Review the lymph nodes of the neck. What are the 4 areas of the neck and the names of the lymph nodes. How do you examine the axillary lymph nodes? What is normal and abnormal? What are the other clusters of lymph nodes you should examine? What is the anatomical location? Key Points to Review - Skin What questions do you ask a patient with a chief complaint of a rash or skin lesion? What are the six characteristics of the skin that you are assessing when inspecting the skin. During inspection of the skin, what are the 5 characteristics of the skin? If you find a skin lesion, how do you describe/document a skin lesion? What are the different types of normal skin lesions? What are the different types of abnormal skin lesions? What differential diagnoses are related to the various skin lesions? What are the characteristics of skin cancer? How do you examine the hair? What are the characteristics of hair? How do you examine the nails? What are normal and abnormal findings of the nails? [Show More]

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