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Pulmonary assessment: what you need to know.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12732801     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this review is to describe a step-by-step assessment of the pulmonary system. Beginning with the sequence of the history and physical examination related to pulmonary assessment, the author describes the most common chief complaints and potential causes of these symptoms. The inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation steps of the physical examination are also reviewed. A detailed assessment of the pulmonary system will aid in the identification of patient problems and assist in the selection of appropriate goals and interventions for the patient.
Cynthia Finesilver
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in cardiovascular nursing     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0889-7204     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Cardiovasc Nurs     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-06     Completed Date:  2003-07-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704064     Medline TA:  Prog Cardiovasc Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-92     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 CHF, Inc.
Bellin College of Nursing, 725 S. Webster Avenue, PO Box 23400, Green Bay, WI 54303-3400, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cough / etiology
Cyanosis / etiology
Dyspnea / etiology
Hemoptysis / etiology
Medical History Taking / methods*
Nurse's Role
Nursing Assessment / methods*
Physical Examination / methods*,  nursing*
Respiratory Mechanics
Respiratory Sounds
Respiratory Tract Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*

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