Explore the sternal rub: its purpose in assessing consciousness, correct technique, and considerations in medical evaluations.
Discover how to detect fluid in the lungs through auscultation, starting from the lower lung fields for accurate assessment.
How to perform a patient assessment: A comprehensive guide on optimizing medical decision-making for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Explore the key modalities in thoracic imaging, their applications in diagnosing lung conditions, and helpful practice questions.
Explore Biot’s breathing, an irregular respiratory pattern signaling serious neurological issues, and its role in medical diagnostics.
Explore the use of whispered pectoriloquy in diagnosing lung conditions. Learn its procedure, limitations, and clinical significance.
Explore Kerley B lines, their appearance, causes, and clinical significance as vital diagnostic tools for interstitial pulmonary edema.
Explore the types of abnormal breathing patterns, their causes, symptoms, and their impact on respiratory health.
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This study guide has practice questions on the topic of patient assessment and was created for respiratory therapy students.
The best way to determine the depth of respiration is to observe the degree of chest-wall movement during inspiration and expiration.
Vital signs are measurements of the body’s most basic functions. They include temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, and blood pressure.
An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a procedure that measures electrical activity in the heart. This guide provides an overview and has practice questions on this topic.