Ears, Nose, and Throat Assessment
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The Rinne's Test examines differentiation between
BC and AC. (A normal test has AC > BC)
Evidence of conductive hearing loss can be seen when
BC (Bone conduction) is longer or the same as AC (Air conduction)
What instrument is used to visualize the TM?
Otoscope (Remember, the orthoscope is for examining the eyes)
What is Weber's Test
Upon placing an activated tuning fork on the midline of the parietal bone, the patien should hear sound in both ears and at equal intensity.
What type of drugs may produce coughs?
What types of drugs may predispose patients to nosebleeds or exacerbate bleeding?
What drug class could possibly produced nasal congestion
Hormones, Analgesics, CNS agents
What type of drug class could produce dry mucous membranes?
Geographic Tongue is
A white coating of te tongue. May be oral candidiasis. No significant pathology associated with it, common in patients taking antibiotics
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