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lying supine with the hips and knees flexed; used to assess the female genitalia and genital tract
a technique in physical examination of tapping the body with the fingertips toevaluate the size, borders, and consistency of some internal organs
bi valved instrument, with two opening blades used for inspection of the vag cav. EMT-B's not authorized to use this.
instrument with a long blunt working end calibrated with one to ten millimeter markings that is used to measure periodontal pockets in the gums
an instrument, with a sharp pointed end, used for exploring the mouth, which helps the examiner detect breaks in enamel, check severity of decay and location popcorn husks and toothpick fragments
is performed for routine screening, to promote wellness behaviors, for preventative health care measures, to determine eligibility for military service, and to determine the need for admission to a hospital or long term care facility.
Four Skills involved in a Physical Exam
Inspection, Palpation, Percussion, and Auscultation (olfaction may also be considered a skill)
A general survey includes...
Gender, Age, sex, signs of distress, posture, body type, motor activity, gait, dress/grooming, hygiene, mental status, VS, systems check
pupils equal round and reactive to light, accomodation (do eyes adjust to objects as they are close and far away)
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