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Using the award-winning Incredibly Easy! kind, Best of exceedingly Easy! is an wonderful, useful, accomplished reference on a variety of issues which are important to fashionable nursing perform. The e-book offers crucial themes and ideas from some of the different Incredibly effortless! Series® volumes, utilizing a hugely visible layout, with a number of illustrations, routine trademarks, reminiscence joggers, bulleted lists, and charts to enhance learning.

Each bankruptcy ends with an NCLEX®-style fast quiz, and learn questions and solutions seem on the finish of the booklet. Appendices comprise a word list, an English-Spanish quick-reference consultant, and an inventory of internet resources.

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Always test deep tendon reflexes by moving from head to toe and comparing side to side. qxd 28/8/08 14:45PM Page 47 ASSESSING THE NEUROLOGIC SYSTEM 47 Assessing deep tendon reflexes During a neurologic examination, you’ll assess the patient’s deep tendon reflexes. Test the biceps, triceps, brachioradialis, patellar or quadriceps, and Achilles reflexes. Biceps reflex Position the patient’s arm so his elbow is flexed at a 45-degree angle and his arm is relaxed. Place your thumb or index finger over the biceps tendon and your remaining fingers loosely over the triceps muscle.

Crepitus indicates subcutaneous air in the chest, an abnormal condition. ) If a patient has a chest tube, you may find a small amount of subcutaneous air around the insertion site. Tender touch Gentle palpation shouldn’t cause the patient pain. Painful costochondral joints are typically located at the midclavicular line or next to the sternum. Rib or vertebral fractures will be quite painful over the fracture, though pain may radiate around the chest as well. Pain may also be caused by sore muscles as a result of protracted coughing.

Back, then front Examine the back of the chest. Always compare one side with the other. Then examine the front of the chest. Note masses or scars that indicate trauma or surgery. Look for chest wall symmetry. As the patient inhales, both sides of the chest should be equal at rest and should expand equally. The diameter of the chest, from front to back, should be about half the width of the chest. A new angle Also, look at the costal angle between the ribs and the sternum at the point immediately above the xiphoid process.

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