# HA Ears, Nose, Mouth, and Throat Prep U

The nurse is assessing a client's tonsils and note that they touch the uvula. The nurse would document this finding as which of the following?
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either side of the frenulum on the floor of the mouth

Explanation: The nurse should inspect the Wharton's duct on either side of the frenulum on the floor of the mouth. Stenson's ducts, not Wharton's ducts, are visible on the buccal mucosa across from the second upper molars. The right sides of the frenulum at the base of the gums and on the posterior aspect of the tongue bilaterally are not appropriate to inspect salivary ducts.
Normal tympanic membrane

Explanation: The tympanic membrane is normally a pearly gray color with a shiny appearance. White spots would indicate scarring. A yellowish bulging membrane would suggest serous otitis media; a red bulging membrane would suggest acute otitis media. Otitis externa does not directly affect the appearance of the tympanic membrane.