DescriptionIntroduction 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:
- Introduction to cardio respiratory assessment
- General Inspection
Part A- Introduction and Inspection
This part of the module covers the following topics
Identifying the baseline data
Cardio respiratory assessment (Demonstration)
Head to foot assessment by inspection
Assessing hypercholestrmia in face
Anemia or pallor etc.,
Jugular venous distension
Peripheral pulses in Upper extremity (arms) and lower extremity (legs)
Thoracotomy or cardiac surgeries scarsShape of chest Adult-Cardio Respiratory Assessment- Introduction and Inspection - 11:58
Part B- Percussion and Auscultation
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.
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