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The Respiratory Exam

Through inspecting, palpating, percussing and auscultating the chest, it is possible to comprehensively assess for respiratory pathology.

The Patient

The Hands

The Arms

The Face

The Neck

The Chest - Inspection

The Chest - Palpation

The Chest - Percussion

The Chest - Auscultation



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