Respiratory Assessment: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So, let's wrap this video up. A stethoscope is used to auscultate a patient's breath sounds.

    00:06 Respiratory assessment requires visual inspection and auscultation.

    00:12 Crackles, wheezes, rhonchi, stridor, and pleural friction rubs are abnormal, adventitious breath sounds.

    00:19 Health care providers should be aware of the factors that impact respiratory rate, rhythm, and depth, and the signs of respiratory impairment.

    00:29 Dyspnea can have several causes and requires careful assessment of the patient history and clinical presentation to identify the underlying cause.

    00:40 Thank you for watching our video today.

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    The lecture Respiratory Assessment: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Respiratory Assessment (Nursing).

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Visual evaluation
    2. Lung auscultation
    3. Positive pressure ventilation
    4. Oxygen saturation (SpO2) > 80%
    5. Initiation of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)

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     Rhonda Lawes

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