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cccHealth Assessment

What sounds do you hear with the Diaphram of the stethoscope? High pitched sounds: breath, bowel and normal heart sounds.
What sounds do you hear with the Bell of the stethoscope? Soft, low pitched sounds: extra heart sounds (murmurs)and bruits (carotid artery)
What is the usual sequence of a physical examination? Inspection, Palpation, Percussion, Auscultation.
What does PERRLA stand for? Pupils Equal Round Reactive to Light and Accommodation.
What is JVD? Jugular Vein Distention
What is the significance of a JVD? Can be an indication of Heart Failure. Caused by Right Sided Heart Failure.
Central cyanosis is an indication of what? MI, low cardiac output, shock, CHF, COPD.
Peripheral cyanosis is an indication of what? PVD
What is the significance of tracheal deviation? Aortic aneurysm, tumor, thyroid enlargement, pneumothorax, atelectasis, pleural adhesions, fibrosis.
What are the different lung sounds? Fine Crackles (rales), Wheeze (rhonchi) Coarse Crackles, and Stridor.
Fine Crackles pneumonia, HF, Fibrosis, COPD, enphysema.
Coarse Crackles Pulmonary edema, pneumonia, pulmon
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