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Chapter 9 Assessment Techniques
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Intended for use when routine routine practices cannot fully manage the transmission of the organisms in the health care setting. Include contact (direct, indirect, and droplet), airborne, common vehicle (single contaminated source such as food), and vectorborne.
Intensity; loudness or softness of a sound.
Listening to sounds produced by parts of the body, such as the heart and blood vessels, the lungs, and the abdomen.
Part of the stethoscope that has a deep, hollow, cuplike shape. It is best for soft, low-pitched sounds such as extra heart sounds or murmurs.
Requires the use of both hands to envelop or detect certain body parts or organs such as the kidneys, uterus, or adnexa for more precise delimitation.
Part of the stethoscope used most often because its flat edge is best for hearing high-pitched sounds: breath, bowel, and normal heart sounds.
The striking hand contacts the body wall directly.
Health care-associated infection
An infection acquired during hospitalization.
Used more often and involves both hands. The striking hand contacts the stationary hand, which is fixed on the person's skin. This yields a sound and a subtle vibration.
Data gathered through the use of technical instruments and observations by the health care practitioner.
Illuminated the internal eye structures.
Funnels light into the ear canal and onto the tympanic membrane.
Follows and often confirms points you noted during inspection.
Tapping the person's skin with short, sharp stroked to assess underlying structures.
Frequency; the number of vibrations per second.
Timbre; a subjective difference in a sound's distinctive overtones
Intended for use with all patients at all times, regardless of their risk for infection or presumed infection status.
Equipment used to channel very soft body sounds. Does not magnify sound but does block out extraneous room sounds.
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