Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove Ads
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards




share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Dillon Ch 13

Assessing the Respiratory System

QuestionAnswer
What is the anteoposterior:transverse ratio? 1:2
Where can signs of cyanosis be seen? On the face and lips, also on hands and lower extremities
What is tactile fremitus? Vibrations felt on surface of chest as sound passes through tissue
What may cause decreased tactile fremitus? pneumothorax or obesity
What may cause increased tactile fremitus? fluid/pneumonia
Describe normal bronchial breath sounds and where they can be heard. Loud, harsh, high pitched sound. Longer on expiration than inspiration. Heard anteriorly over trachea and larynx.
Describe normal bronchovesicular breath sounds and where they can be heard. A moderate medium pitched sound. Equal inspiration and expiration. Heard over major bronchi.
Describe normal vesicular breath sounds and where they can be heard. Soft low pitched sound. Longer on inspiration than expiration. Heard over peripheral lung fields.
Describe a wheeze and when it would be heard. High pitched continuous musical sound usually heard on expiration.
Describe a rhonchi and when it would be heard. A low pitched continuous sound usually heard on expiration. Caused by secretion in the large airways.
Describe a crackle and when it would be heard. high piched popping sounds or low pitched bubbling sounds. Discontinuous sounds usually heard on inspiration.
Describe a stridor and when it would be heard. A piercing, high pitched, crowing sound. Heard primarily during respiration.
What is bronchophony? Describe the abnormal sound. Abnormal clarity of spoken word heard through stethoscope. Have patient say "1,2,3" during auscultation. Abnormal if words are clear.
Describe what the abnormal voice sound egophony would sound like. Ask the patient to say "eeee" while you auscultate. The abnormal sound would be if the sound changes from a muffled "eee" to an "aaa" sound
How do you test for pectoriloqy and what would the abnormal sound be? Have client whisper "1,2,3" as you auscultate lung fields. Abnormal sound is if you hear what they are saying clearly. should be faint and indistinct.
What might cause unequal chest excurstion? pneumonia thoracic trauma such as a fractured rib pneumothorax
What causes friction rub and what does it sound like? Caused by inflamed pleura rubbing together. A superficial, low pitched grating sound. Like 2 pieces of leather being rubbed together.
Created by: MEPN 2013