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Medical: 5 Pulmonary: 1

(3)

  • (iv)

    Central neurogenic hyperventilation

  • (v)

    Kussmaul

  • (vi)

    Ataxic (Biot=s)

  • (vii)

    Apneustic

  • (viii)

    Apnea

Head/ neck

(4)

(d)

with severe, late stages of pulmonary edema Jugular venous distention may accompany right sided heart failure, which may be caused by severe pulmonary obstruction

Chest (a) (b)

Signs of trauma Barrel chest demonstrates the presence

(a) (b) (c)

infection

  • (ii)

    Thick, green or brown sputum suggests infection and/ or pneumonia

  • (iii)

    Yellow or pale gray sputum may be related to allergic or inflammatory etiologies

  • (iv)

    Frank hemoptysis often accompanies

(c) (d) (e)

  • (i)

    Normal

    • (a)

      Bronchial

    • (b)

      Bronchovesicular

    • (c)

      Vesicular

  • (ii)

    Abnormals

    • (a)

      Stridor

    • (b)

      Wheezing

    • (c)

      Ronchi (low wheezes)

    • (d)

      Rales (crackles)

    • (e)

      Pleural friction rub

Pursed lip breathing Use of accessory muscles

(v)

of long-standing

lung disease Retractions Symmetry Breath sounds

chronic

obstructive

suggests

carcinomas associated

Sputum (i) Increasing

amounts

severe tuberculosis Pink, frothy sputum

or is

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