Respiratory assessment

Edited by Terry Robinson and Jane E. Scullion

in Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199226238
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597970 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Respiratory assessment

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This chapter on respiratory assessment covers the consultation, history taking, symptoms of upper respiratory tract disease, non-specific and extra-pulmonary symptoms, breathlessness, cough, sputum, haemoptysis, chest pain, respiratory examination, general inspection, examination of the hands and limbs, examination of the head and neck, palpation, percussion, auscultation, abnormal breath sounds, and completing the respiratory assessment.

Chapter.  9015 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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