Assess the thorax, lungs, and cardiovascular system (Due 24 hours)

 

1)  minimum 4 full pages ( No Bullets) No video

2)¨******APA norms

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          Bulleted responses are not accepted

          Dont write in the first person 

          Dont copy and pase the questions.

          Answer the question objectively, do not make introductions to your answers, answer it when you start the paragraph

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4) Minimum 6 references per part not older than 5 years

5) Identify your answer with the numbers, according to the question. Start your answer on the same line, not the next

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Q 1. Nursing is XXXXX

Q 2. Health is XXXX

Purpose:

The purpose of this assignment is to practice the skills you have learned and demonstrate your ability to assess the thorax, lungs, and cardiovascular system. 

For this assignment you will need to videotape yourself examining the thorax, lungs and cardiovascular system on a volunteer of your choosing. This should take you between 30-45 minutes. 

Gender: Male

Age: 40 years

  

Thorax:

1. Assess the patient’s for any signs of respiratory difficulty

2. Inspect the shape and movement of the chest

3. Asses for chest expansion

4. Palpate for tactile fremitus posteriorly

5. Percuss the posterior chest

6. Percuss for diaphragmatic excursion

7. Auscultate posterior breath sounds

8. Auscultate for egophony, bronchophony and pectoriloquy

9. Examine the anterior chest

10. Observe for any abnormalities (size, shape, bruising)

11. Auscultate for tactile fremitus anteriorly

12. Percuss the anterior chest

13. Auscultate anterior breath sounds

CV:

14. Assess JVP

15. Assess carotid pulses

16. Assess the brachial artery

17. Inspect and locate the PMI

18. Palpate for thrills/bruits

19. Auscultate heart sounds 

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