2. Basic Assessment
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Perform physical assessment:
Inspection – use vision, smell and hearing; observe for color, size, location, movement, texture, symmetry, odors and sounds Palpation – light palpation to assess surface abnormalities, texture, tenderness, temperature, moisture, pulsations and masses; deep palpation to feel internal organs and masses Percussion – use fingers to locate organ borders, identify organ shape and position; listen to sounds produced such as loudness, pitch and duration; use direct percussion to revel tenderness Auscultation – use stethoscope to listen for breath, heart and bowel sounds; close eyes to focus and note intensity and location of sounds Documentation – document general information; record information from observations and organize by body system; use anatomic landmarks in descriptions 
Physical assessment techniques:
Body temperature (35.9 to 38.1 C) Pulse (60 to 100 beats / minute) Respirations (16 to 20 breaths/minute) Blood pressure (100 to 119 over 60 to 79 mm Hg) Pulse oximetry (≥95% blood oxygen saturation
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Body temperature (35.9 to 38.1 C) Pulse (60 to 100 beats / minute) Respirations (16 to 20 breaths/minute) Blood pressure (100 to 119 over 60 to 79 mm Hg) Pulse oximetry (≥95% blood oxygen saturation
Inspection – use vision, smell and hearing; observe for color, size, location, movement, texture, symmetry, odors and sounds Palpation – light palpation to assess surface abnormalities, texture, tenderness, temperature, moisture, pulsations and masses; deep palpation to feel internal organs and masses Percussion – use fingers to locate organ borders, identify organ shape and position; listen to sounds produced such as loudness, pitch and duration; use direct percussion to revel tenderness Auscultation – use stethoscope to listen for breath, heart and bowel sounds; close eyes to focus and note intensity and location of sounds Documentation – document general information; record information from observations and organize by body system; use anatomic landmarks in descriptions 
Physical assessment techniques:
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2. Basic Assessment
2. Basic Assessment
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Perform physical assessment:
Body temperature (35.9 to 38.1 C) Pulse (60 to 100 beats / minute) Respirations (16 to 20 breaths/minute) Blood pressure (100 to 119 over 60 to 79 mm Hg) Pulse oximetry (≥95% blood oxygen saturation
Physical assessment techniques:
Inspection – use vision, smell and hearing; observe for color, size, location, movement, texture, symmetry, odors and sounds Palpation – light palpation to assess surface abnormalities, texture, tenderness, temperature, moisture, pulsations and masses; deep palpation to feel internal organs and masses Percussion – use fingers to locate organ borders, identify organ shape and position; listen to sounds produced such as loudness, pitch and duration; use direct percussion to revel tenderness Auscultation – use stethoscope to listen for breath, heart and bowel sounds; close eyes to focus and note intensity and location of sounds Documentation – document general information; record information from observations and organize by body system; use anatomic landmarks in descriptions 
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