Card Set Information
Expected Findings Respiratory Exam
______ tend to use abdominal breathing while ______ tend to be more thoracic breathers.
The ribs should slope down ____ degrees relative to the spine
T or F
When auscultating breath sounds move from the apex to the base, listening during inspiration and expiration, comparing one side to the other.
There are ___ sites to auscultate on the posterior thorax, ___ sites to auscultate on the lateral thorax, and ___ sites to auscultate on the anterior thorax.
These breath sounds are high pitched with a loud intentsity
These breath sounds are a moderate pitch with a medium intensity
These breath sounds are a low pitch with a soft intesity
These breath sounds are heard over the trachea
These breath sounds are heard at the 1st and 2nd intercostal space at the sternal border, and posteriorly at T4 medial to scapula
These breath sounds are heard in the peripheral lung fields
To palpate the posterior thoracic muscles for tenderness use what part of your hand?
Palmar surface of your fingers
To palpate posterior chest wall for expansion, place your thumbs at ___ or ___ on each side of the spinal process
T9 or T10
During this examination procedure, instruct the patient to repeat "99" or "1-2-3" as you auscultate the posterior thorax.
This examination procedure is performed when there is a positive finding of the bronchophony.
Ask the client to whisper "1-2-3" while auscultating the posterior thorax
This test is the final test for vocal resonance. It evaluates the intensity of the spoken voice.