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NRSG125 Study Notes

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Study notes from first year nursing subject NRSG257, all content from lectures, tutorials, and pracs

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Medicine Clinical medicine Physical examination Auscultation Glasgow Coma Scale Respiratory sounds Stethoscope Lung Egophony Bronchophony Percussion Pleural cavity
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Medicine Clinical medicine Physical examination Auscultation Glasgow Coma Scale Respiratory sounds Stethoscope Lung Egophony Bronchophony Percussion Pleural cavity
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Assess for colour, size, location, movement, texture, symmetry, odours, and sounds as you assess each body system. Palpation Palpation requires you to touch the patient with different parts of your hands, using varying degrees of pressure. Because your hands are your tools, keep your fingernails short and your hands warm. Wear gloves when palpating mucous membranes or areas in contact with body fluids. Palpate tender areas last. Types of palpation: - Light palpation ________________ o Use this technique to feel for surface abnormalities. o Depress the skin 1⁄2 to 3⁄4 inch (about 1 to 2 cm) with your finger pads, using the lightest touch possible. ▪ Assess for texture, tenderness, temperature, moisture, elasticity, pulsations, and masses. - Deep palpation o Use this technique t...
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