Auscultation

Examination sequence n Auscultate for peristalsis bowel sounds for at least 3 minutes before deciding that they are absent.

Chronic Renal Failure Exercise
Fig. 5.15 Clinical features of advanced chronic renal failure.

□ Auscultate over the aorta for a bruit.

□ To elicit a succussion splash, place the hands over the lower ribs and shake the patient quickly and rhythmically from side to side.

Coping with Asthma

Coping with Asthma

If you suffer with asthma, you will no doubt be familiar with the uncomfortable sensations as your bronchial tubes begin to narrow and your muscles around them start to tighten. A sticky mucus known as phlegm begins to produce and increase within your bronchial tubes and you begin to wheeze, cough and struggle to breathe.

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