RESPIRATORY ASSESSMENT

STAGES OF RESPIRATORY ASSESSMENT
HISTORY COLLECTION PHYSICAL EXAMINATION  inspection  palpation  percussion  auscultation

History collection
Biographical and demographical data Current symptoms Past health history Family health history Psychological history Review of systems

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
INSPECTION PALPATION PERCUSSION AUSCULTATION

INSPECTION
Head and neck Chest -chest wall configuration -chest deformities (barrel chest,pigeon chest,funnel chest,thoracic kyphoscoliosis) -chest movement Fingers and toes

PALPATION
Trachea Chest wall -thoracic excurssion -tactile fremitus

PERCUSSION
Hyper resonant Dull sound Flat notes Tymphanic sound

AUSCULTATION
Anterior and lateral thorax Posterior thorax

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