Stethoscope

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  • Nursing Trauma Case Study

    air. Hyperresonance is an abnormal booming sound heard in lungs of clients with emphysema. Tympany is a drum-like sound produced by the stomach when it is filled with air. As has been noted flatness reflects the densest areas with the least amount of air, whereas, tympany reflects the less dense areas with the greatest amount of air. Lastly, record percussion according to its intensity, pitch, duration and quality. Auscultation-The process of listening to sounds in the body is called auscultation; it can be direct or indirect. Direct sounds are obtained by listening with the plain ear, such as hearing wheezing or the grating of a moving joint. Indirect auscultation is achieved by utilizing a stethoscope, examples include bowel sounds, sounds of the heart, and blood pressure. The stethoscope should be at least 30 cm long and have a diameter of 0.3 cm, as well as, a flat-disk diaphragm and a bell-shaped amplifier. The diaphragm is utilized for high pitched lung sounds, whereas, the bell-shape is utilized for low pitched heart sounds. The earpiece should face forward and fit comfortably. The amplifier is placed firmly, but lightly on the skin. Auscultated sounds are also, described by pitch, intensity, duration, and quality. The pitch refers to the frequency of the vibrations; heart sounds have fewer vibrations than bronchial sounds. Intensity is the loudness or softness of the sound. Duration is the length of the sound. The quality refers to the description of the sound. (517-…

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  • Tachycardia Observation Report

    On the right lower extremity however, there were difficulties finding the posterior pulse and the dorsalis pedis pulses. The skin on the foot appeared to have a mottled presence with a 1x1 inch ulcer on the sole of the right foot. The abdominal assessment was conducted and client’s abdomen was observed for contour and symmetry and swell as for skin integrity. The client’s skin is unblemished; uniform in color, symmetric contour and no distention was noted. The abdomen was auscultated for bowel…

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  • Stethoscopes In Nursing

    This enlightening movement allowed nurses to share their stories in regards to why they chose to join the nursing profession in correspondence to Johnson’s monologue, and to provide pictures of their personal stethoscopes in opposition of Behar’s statement insinuating that nurses don’t use stethoscopes as frequently as doctors. In addition to the aggrieved nurses and dedicated supporters utilizing social media in the efforts to boycott the show, backlash of the caustic remarks prompted corporate…

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  • Stethoscope Research Paper

    Stethoscope You see almost every doctors have a thing wrapped around their neck. It’s a medical invention with the shape of an Y. An invention invented by a french physicians named René Lannec. He named the invention stethoscope. It’s a Y- shaped flexible plastic tube with an earpiece attached on each end. The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device for listening to the heart and lung. The stethoscope is divided into two separate portions or different ways of using it : For listening to…

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  • Stethoscope Essay Examples

    cost of a stethoscope does not change my action. With respect to worrying about debt, there are likely other tradeoffs I can make in my personal life to avoid a stethoscope. I would rather go with that route. While some may have the personal integrity to not be influenced by receiving a stethoscope, I prefer not to put myself in that position in the first place. While the taking the stethoscope seems somewhat unsavory, I do not see an issue with listening to the lecture. Taking the opportunity…

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  • Stethoscope Vs. Cardiomicrophone

    Table 1 reveals the varying resting blood pressures of volunteers 1 and 2 when using a stethoscope and how volunteer 1’s blood pressure varies when using a cardiomicrophone. This is a significant difference between volunteers 1 and 2 and a small difference when using a stethoscope versus cardiomicrophone. Table 2 reveals how blood pressure is affected when the arm is positioned differently; blood pressure is highest when relaxed and fully extended and lowest when arm is held above subject’s…

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  • Classic 2 Pediatric Stethoscope Case Summary

    Table 1: Criteria Regarding 3M Littmann Stethoscope summarizes the information of each of the stethoscopes ability to meet the criteria established by physicians and the Chief Financial Officer. The table includes the stethoscopes name, price, length, weight, warranty, and states if the tubing on the stethoscope is latex-free. For the stethoscope comparison, the Classic II Pediatric Stethoscope was chosen because it fit the criteria to the greatest degree. This stethoscope is priced at $91.98…

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  • Dr. Moreen Product Review: Digital Blood Pressure

    7. STETHOSCOPE PROFESSIONAL'S Model No. ST 03 • Stethoscope is a widely used device by the health care professionals. • Dr. Morepen STETHOSCOPE PROFESSIONAL'S is a quality stethoscope that is made from quality material and has excellent sound quality. • It has an aluminum chest piece with special diaphragm, seamless PVC tubes, brass chrome plated open spring frame. • It has soft ear knobs that do not strain and hurt ears and fits easily. • It is a light weight and compact device. • It…

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  • Case Study: The Trust In Caring

    The Trust in Caring Kalia Thao Professor Carmon NS 300 Foundations October 8, 2015 Was there a time in life when you were struggling and someone reached a hand out for you to grab? There are probably many caring events that happened throughout your life, but narrow it down to one specific event that was quite memorable and shows you a new way of being cared about. Of course, anyone can easily remember the many times he/she was cared for by a family member or friend when times were hard for…

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  • Harvey's Theory Of Blood Pressure

    scientists know that blood pressure can be reported they began to search for ways to record blood pressure without inserting a catheter into patients. Blood pressure is measured by what is called a sphygmomanometer. The first sphygmomanometer was invented by Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch in 1881. Since 1881 there have been further advancements of the sphygmomanometer. Now a sphygmomanometer is an inflatable cuff with a small pressure gage hooked to it. Nurses or doctors wrap the…

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