Adult-Cardio Respiratory Assessment


Introduction of the course

This module deals with the detailed description of key concepts of performing Cardiovascular and Respiratory Assessment and symptoms to be observed for when assessing a patient.

The objective of this course is to:

  • Understand the concepts related to Cardio Respiratory Assessment.
  • Enable a health care professional especially nurses to acquire necessary skill and knowledge in performing this assessment

Instructor: Ms. Jyoti, Associate Professor, Government Medical College, Chandigarh

Facility: Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMU), Mullana, Ambala



    Details of the Course

    Introduction of the course

    The module is divided into two parts:

    Pre Quiz

    Part A- Introduction and Inspection

    This part of the module covers the following topics

    • Introduction to cardio respiratory assessment
    Overview of cardio respiratory assessment

    Identifying the baseline data

    Cardio respiratory assessment (Demonstration)

    •   General Inspection

      Head to foot assessment by inspection

      Assessing hypercholestrmia in face

      Angular dermatitis

      Anemia or pallor etc.,

      Jugular venous distension

      Hepatojugular reflux

      Peripheral pulses in Upper extremity (arms) and lower extremity (legs)

      Thoracotomy or cardiac surgeries scars

      Shape of chest
    Adult-Cardio Respiratory Assessment- Introduction and Inspection - 11:58

    Part B- Percussion and Auscultation

    • Palpation

    It includes palpation of chest for presence of thrills or heaves palpating the anatomic location of heart. Also the site for auscultation of various heart sounds as per the anatomic location of heart has been discussed.

    • Percussion
    It involves the clinical method of “Tapping” on the surface of chest to assess the condition of thorax and abdomen. Percussion is performed on the anterior and posterior region of the chest to identify the normal and abnormal lung sounds starting from supraclavicular region upto the base of lung.

    • Auscultation

    It refers to the use of stethoscope to listen to the normal and abnormal heart sounds and assess for any abnormality.

    Adult-Cardio Respiratory Assessment-Percussion and Auscultation - 12:51

    Post Quiz

Maximum duration of video: 24:49
Total number of questions: 20

Course Instructors

Medha Verma

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Ms. Jyoti

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Course Overview

Maximum duration of video: 24:49
Total number of questions: 20

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