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NSCC pt assessment

NSCC Physical Assessment

4 components of assessment observation, palpation, Percussion auscultation,
Tracheal shift may occur with a pneumothorax. With a right sided pneumothorax, what direction will the trachea go to ? To the opposite side. So it will go to the left (contralateral) side.
Distal enlargement of the phalanges of the hands and feet. Sometimes seen in cardiac, pulm, cancer, and other conditions. Digital clubbing
Sudden awakening during night. It is often associated with CHF. Paroxsysmal noct. dyspnea
Swelling of ankles especially in dependent position Pedal edema
Rt. Heart failure that is due to pulm disease Cor Pulmonale
Breath sounds heard frequently in CHF crackles
3 causes of crackles pulm edema, fibrosis, atelectasis
upper airway adventitious sound, heard esp on inspiration stridor
Created by: lambda beta