Essay on Examination Of The Eyes And Its Associated Systems

1737 Words Nov 10th, 2016 7 Pages
Based on Sherry’s health history, the examiner decided to perform vital signs and focused physical examination of the eyes and its associated systems. Therefore, the examiner performed a physical exam of head, ears, eyes, nose and throat (HEENT). Like other parts of the physical exam, it begins with inspection, and then proceeds to palpation (Bickley & Szilagyi, 2013). After taking Sherry’s health history, her Vital signs were taken in order to find out if there is any change in her baseline, and to rule out any sign of systemic infection that might reflect on her blood pressure, pulse and temperature (Forbes, & Watt, 2015) . In addition, Sherry’s vital signs will indicate the state of her essential body functions by providing a quick overview of how she is doing (Forbes, & Watt, 2015). In Sherry’s case her vital signs were within her normal limits. After taking her vitals, the examiner proceeded with the HEENT examination. According to Dains, Baumann, & Scheibel, (2015), the general inspection should begin with initial encounter before patients have a realization of being observed. The first stage of examination, which is the inspection began in the waiting area when the patient was called by the examiner. The examiner noticed that the Sherry was wearing sunglasses on top of her reading glasses. Moreover, the examiner observe that client found it difficult to keep her eyes open during conversation. Sherry’s main complaint was itchy watery eyes, so…

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