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32. Assessment. TABLE 32–3 (continued) Client Positions and Body Areas Assessed. Figure 32-1 The position of the hand for light palpation. Figure 32-2 The position of the hands for deep bimanual palpation.

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Assessment


TABLE 32–3 (continued) Client Positions and Body Areas Assessed


Figure 32-1 The position of the hand for light palpation.


Figure 32-2 The position of the hands for deep bimanual palpation.


Figure 32-3 Deep palpation using the lower hand to support the body while the upper hand palpates the organ.


Figure 32-4 Direct percussion. Using one hand to strike the surface of the body.


Figure 32-5 Indirect percussion. Using the finger of one hand to tap the finger of the other hand.


TABLE 32–5 (continued) Tools Used for a Health Examination


Figure 32-6 It is often helpful to have a young child sit on his or her mother’s lap when possible during the assessment.


Figure 32-7 A nurse allows her client to play with with her stethoscope before using it to assess his heart.


TABLE 32–6 (continued) Instruments to Assess Growth and Development


Figure 32-8 This mother is interacting with her baby while the nurse performs the examination.


Figure 32-9 Toddlers can generally feed themselves.


Box 32–3 (continued) Health Considerations: Birth to 10 Years


Figure 32-10 This school-age child enjoys sorting his collection of action figures.


Figure 32-11 Young adults, meeting in a casual office, strive to advance their careers.


Box 32–4 (continued) Health Considerations: Ages 11–24 Years


Box 32–5 (continued) Health Considerations: Ages 25–64 Years


Box 32–6 (continued) Health Considerations: Ages 65 and Older


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