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Health Assessment

Head and Neck

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Describe the significant features and landmarks of the head normocephalic, normal protrusions: forehead, lateral edge of sac parietal bone, occipital bone, mastoid process behind each ear
Define normocephalic Refers to looking for round symmetric skull, appropriately related to body size
Describe significant features and landmarks of the neck symmetry: head position is midline, accessory neck muscles are symmetric, trachea is midline, ROM, lymph nodes, thyroid gland
Which lymph node is located in front of the ear? Preauricular
Which lymph node is located directly behind the ear? postauricular
Which lymph node is located on the back of the skull near the hairline? occipital
Which lymph node is located under the chin? submental
Which lymph nodes are located below the mandible at the angle of the jaw? tonsillar
Which lymph nodes are located midway between the sub mental and tonsillar lymph nodes? submandibular
Which lymph nodes are located around the collar bone? supraclavicular
which lymph nodes are located on the side of the neck? superficial cervical
Which lymph nodes are located behind the superficial cervical lymph nodes on back part of the neck? posterior cervical
Which lymph nodes are located in front of the superficial cervical lymph nodes and stretch up towards the front of the neck? deep cervical chain
Demonstrate palpating ALL lymph nodes in the head and neck Do this in the mirror to yourself; practice on friends/family/classmates-whoever just get em down!
What are the neck vessels? Right and left common carotid arteries.; internal and external carotid arteries; internal and external jugular veins
Where are the left and right common carotid arteries located in the neck? The right and left common carotid arteries extend from the brachiocephalic trunk and the aortic arch and are located in the groove between the trachea and the right and left sternocleidomastoid muscles
Where are the internal and external carotid arteries? Slightly below the mandible, each bifurcates into an internal and external carotid artery
Where are the internal and external jugular veins located? External jugular veins: lie lateral to the sternocleidomastoid muscle and above the clavicle; Internal jugular veins: lie deep and medial to the ster- nocleidomastoid muscle
What are some assessment alerts (abnormal findings/risks) of the head and neck? microcephaly, macrocephaly, crepitation, hostility/agression, asymmetry, edema in face, head tilt, head/neck rigidity, lymphadenopathy: chronic inflammation, acute infection, cancerous nodes, neoplasms, hodgkin lymphoma,any other edema of nodes or glands
Created by: amandamarie194