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Patient Evaluation

Assessment by Percussion

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Assessment by Percussion Percussing the patient's chest reveals changes in the tones that are emitted by the thorax.
Assessment by Percussion Procedure Percussion is done by placing the middle finger between two ribs and tapping the middle finger's first joint with the middle fingertip of opposite hand.
Assessment by Percussion Procedure Step:2 compare anterior aspects of the chest, left side to right side. and top to bottom.
Assessment by Percussion Emitted Sounds: Resonant normal air-filled lung. Gives Hollow sound
Assessment by Percussion Emitted Sounds: Flat heard over the sternum, muscle or atelectasis
Assessment by Percussion Emitted Sounds: Dull heard over fluid organs (heart or liver) Pleural Effusion Pneumonia (thudding sound)
Assessment by Percussion Emitted Sounds: Tympanic heard over air filled stomach. drum-like sound heard over the lungs indicates increased volume.
Assessment by Percussion Emitted Sounds: Hyperresonant found in areas of the lungs where Pneumothorax Emphysema Gives Booming sound
Assessment by Percussion Diaphragmatic excursion can be measured by percussing at peak inspiration and then at peak exhalation. Normal Value is 3 to 5cm
Created by: sukar