Single Organ System Exam

Respiratory

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Single Organ System Exam
Respiratory
Comprehensive Level
Perform and document ALL elements in the following organ systems Perform and document at least 1 element in each of the following

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Constitutional ENT Inspection Neck Respiratory Cardiovascular Gastrointestinal Lymphatic

Musculoskeletal Extremities Skin Neurologic

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Single Organ System Exam
Respiratory
Constitutional
Document at least 3 vital signs as follows
 Blood Pressure
– Sitting OR Standing

 Blood Pressure
– Lying

 Pulse
– Rate AND Regularity

 Temperature  Height  Weight

Note:

May be measured and recorded by ancillary staff

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Single Organ System Exam
Respiratory Ears, Nose, Mouth, Throat
Inspection of nasal mucosa, septum, turbinates Inspection of teeth and gums Examination of oropharynx
 Oral mucosa, hard and soft palates, tongue, tonsils, and posterior pharynx

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Single Organ System Exam
Respiratory Neck
Examination of neck
 Masses, overall appearance, symmetry, tracheal position, crepitus

Examination of thyroid
 Enlargement, tenderness, mass

Examination of jugular veins
 Distension, a, v or cannon a waves

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Single Organ System Exam
Respiratory Respiratory
Inspection of chest with notation of symmetry and expansion Assessment of respiratory effort
 Intercostal retractions, accessory muscle use, and diaphragmatic movement

Percussion of chest
 Dullness, flatness, hyperresonance

Palpation of chest
 Tactile fremitus

Auscultation of lungs
 Breath sounds, adventitious sounds, rubs
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Single Organ System Exam
Respiratory Cardiovascular
Auscultation of heart sounds, abnormal sounds and murmurs Examination of peripheral vascular system by observation and palpation
 Swelling and varicosities  Pulses, temperature, edema, tenderness

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Single Organ System Exam
Respiratory Gastrointestinal (Abdominal)
Examination of abdomen with notation of presence or absence of masses or tenderness Examination of liver and spleen

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Single Organ System Exam
Respiratory Lymphatic
Palpation of lymph nodes
 Neck  Groin  Axilla  Other location

Note:

Exam of at least 2 locations must be documented

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Single Organ System Exam
Respiratory
Perform and document at least 1 of the following

Musculoskeletal
Assessment of muscle strength and tone with notation of any atrophy and abnormal movements
 Flaccid, cogwheel, spastic

Examination of gait and station

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Single Organ System Exam
Respiratory
Perform and document at least 1 of the following

Extremities
Inspection and palpation of digits and nails
 Clubbing, cyanosis, inflammation, petechiae, ischemia, infections, nodes

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Single Organ System Exam
Respiratory
Perform and document at least 1 of the following

Skin
Inspection and/or palpation of skin and subcutaneous tissue
 Rashes, lesions, ulcers

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Single Organ System Exam
Respiratory
Perform and document at least 1 of the following

Neurological/Psychiatric
Brief assessment of mental status
 Include orientation to person, time and place  Include mood and affect
– Anxiety, depression, agitation

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