name some guidlines to facilitate performing a physical assessment.
providing a quiet an dcomfortable environment temp
looking and observing before touching
keeping nails shorts and hands and stethescope warm
completely exposing the body part to be inspected while draping the client appropriately
abstaining through feeling or listening through clothing
preparing all necessary equipment and having it readily available
using standard percautions when in contact w/ body fluids, wound drainage, and open lesions
writing down any values that may be forgotten by end of exam
assessment techniques are done in the order of?
inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation
in what order do you perform and assessment on the abdomen?
inspection, ausculatation, percussion and palpation
what is the dorsal surface of the hand most sensitive to?
what is the ulnar surface of the hand most sensitive to?
what are the finger tips most sensitive to?
pulsation, position, texture, size and consistency
what are the fingers and thumbs used for?
grab an organ or mass
what does or can percussion indicate?
size, location, tenderness and presence or absence of fluid or air in body organs
what is direct percussion? indirect? fist?
direct= examiner produces sounds by striking the clients body to illicit sounds
indirect= examiner's hand is placed flatly on the client's body as the striking surface for sound production
fist= used to assess for tenderness over kidneys, liver and gallbladder
what is the bell of the stethescope used for?
which of the following is true regarding inspection?
C. adequate time should be allowed
identify the location where the following percussion sounds are normally produced in the body.
which assessment technique would be used for the following. pick out of inspection, palpation, percussion, asculation.