Palpation uses the sense of ____
touch. warm hands before touching client.
Identify tender areas and palpalte them LAST.
Start with light palpation to detect surface characteristics, then perform deeper palpation.
assess texture, temp., and moisture of teh skin, as well as organ location and size.
Assess for swelling, vibration or pulsation, rigidity, or spasticity, and crepitation.
Assess for the presence of lumps or masses, as well as presence of tenderness or pain.