-Ask pt. if they have noticed any changes in skin -Pruritis (itching) -Bleeding -A change in a bump or nodule -A change in sensation (tenderness or pain) -Is the pt. pink, pale, cyanotic, or ruddy
Assessment of Eyes
-Are pupils clear? -PERRLA? -Check pupils with pen light and lights turned down -Check size prior to checking reflexes with light -Size 2-9 mm, normal 3-5 mm
Assessing the Mouth
-Any loose teeth -Edentulous (no teeth) -Inspect the oral mucosa, look at gums, teeth, tongue, cheek -look for any lesions -Is it moist or Dry -May need to remove Dentures to look -Want to see Uvula and soft palate rise symmetrically when pt. says 'Ahhh'