By Gaylene Bouska Altman, Patricia Buchsel, Valerie Coxon
Concentrating on need-to-know info, this guide is the right reference for any nurse from the house to the health center. supplying complete step by step insurance of over two hundred very important nursing techniques, this handbook equips nurses with the talents they should live to tell the tale and thrive in brand new altering well-being care world.
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Finds symptoms of abnormal splits, which are wide, fixed, or paradoxical. 67. Assess the epigastric, axillary, and Erb’s point areas. 67. Assesses for signs of mitral valve prolapse, which are best heard at the epigastric location. Assesses for abnormal murmurs radiating to the axilla. Checks Erb’s point where both aortic and pulmonic murmurs may be heard. 68. Summarize the character of S1 and S2 sounds. Note the presence or absence of S3 and S4 (gallop), murmurs, rubs, clicks, or snaps. 68. S3 can be normal in children, third trimester, and adults younger than 30 years old.
Dispose of tissue in a receptacle. 42. Removes secretions and fecal material for visualization of mercury level. Prevents transmission of microorganisms. continues 34 CHAPTER 1 Physical Assessment Rectal Temperature continued 43. Read measurement and inform client of temperature reading. 43. Promotes client’s participation in care. 44. While holding glass thermometer in one hand, use other hand to wipe anal area with tissue to remove lubricant or feces. Dispose of soiled tissue. Cover client. 44.
Assist client to sitting position. 89. Prepares for the remainder of the neurological examination. continues 22 CHAPTER 1 Physical Assessment Lower Extremity and Musculoskeletal Examination continued 90. Check for deep tendon biceps, triceps, brachioradialis (if not done previously), patellar, and Achilles reflexes. Check infantile reflexes, including rooting, suck, palmer grasp, tonic neck, stepping, plantar grasp, moro, Gallant and Landau. Check the Babinski’s reflex. A positive Babinski’s reflex is normal until walking or 18 months of age.