Situation: Mrs. S. is a 69-year-old woman who presents for a physical examination. On inspection of her eyes, you note that the left upper eyelid droops, covering more of the iris than does the right. This is recorded as:
Ptosis on the left.
The nurse is preparing to examine the ears of an adult patient with an otoscope. The nurse should plan to:
Pull the auricle out, up, and back.
The nurse practitioner notes a grade V systolic murmur while examining a client's precordium. Which characteristics describe this type of murmur?
Heard with the stethoscope partly off the chest
You observe pupillary response as the patient looks at a distant object and then at an object held 10 cm from the bridge of the nose. You are assessing for:
You are using an ophthalmoscope to examine a patient's inner eye. You rotate the lens selector clockwise, then counterclockwise in order to compensate for:
Which technique is used during both the history taking and the physical examination process?