Medical-Surgical Nursing

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plbernal
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Medical-Surgical Nursing
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2012-01-06 02:02:39
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Vocabulary Chapter Five
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Adult Health and Nutritional Assessment
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  1. Auscultation
    Listening to sounds produced within different body structures created by the movement of air or fluid
  2. Body Mass Index (BMI)
    A calculation done to estimate the amount of body fat of a person
  3. Health History
    A series of questions that provides an overview of the patient’s current health status
  4. Inspection
    Visual assessment of different aspects of the patient
  5. Palpation
    Examination of different organs of the body using the sense of touch
  6. Percussion
    The use of sound to examine different organs of the body

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