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By Springhouse

ISBN-10: 1582555591

ISBN-13: 9781582555591

All issues Nursing presents easy accessibility to crucial info in all parts of nursing. assurance contains evaluate suggestions and assistance, talents, soreness administration, medications, an infection keep watch over, ECGs, laboratory checks, and ailment profiles. The booklet additionally offers well timed details on criminal points of nursing, similar to legal responsibility, organ donation, and documentation, and on occupation possibilities in nursing, together with schooling, learn, and commute nursing. themes lined comprise either basic nursing and all medical specialties—emergency, serious care, medical-surgical, maternal-neonatal, and pediatric nursing. quite a few illustrations, graphs, and easy-to-follow quick-reference charts supplement the text.

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Bartholin’s glands are unpalpable. • Vaginal wall has no nodularity, tenderness, or bulging. 5 to 3 cm) into the vagina, and is freely moveable in all directions. Male • Penis feels somewhat firm, with the skin smooth and movable. •Testicles are equally sized, move freely in the scrotal sac, and feel firm, smooth, and rubbery. • Epididymis is smooth, discrete, nontender, and free from swelling and induration. • No inguinal or femoral hernias are apparent. • Prostate gland is smooth and rubbery, is about the size of a walnut, and doesn’t protrude into the rectal lumen.

Lordosis (as well as a waddling gait) is normal in pregnant women and young children. Testing for scoliosis When testing for scoliosis, have the patient remove her shirt and stand as straight as possible with her back to you. Look for: • uneven shoulder height and shoulder blade prominence • unequal distance between the arms and the body • asymmetrical waistline • uneven hip height • sideways lean. Bent over Then have the patient bend forward, keeping her head down and palms together. Look for: • asymmetrical thoracic spine or prominent rib cage (rib hump) on either side • asymmetrical waistline.

The right kidney, slightly lower than the left, may be easier to palpate. Keep in mind that both kidneys descend with deep inhalation. An adult’s bladder may not be palpable either. However, if it’s palpable, it normally feels firm and relatively smooth. When palpating urinary organs, use bimanual palpation, beginning on the patient’s right side and proceeding as follows. Kidney palpation 1. Help the patient to a supine position, and expose the abdomen from the xiphoid process to the symphysis pubis.

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