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Examine the vestibule and turbinates for redness, softness, swelling, and discharge. Light at the end of the speculum Examine the nostrils by direct inspection, using a nasal speculum, a penlight or small flashlight, or an otoscope with a short, wide-tip attachment. Have the patient sit in front of you with his head tilted back. Put on gloves, and then insert the tip of the closed nasal speculum into one nostril to the point where the blade widens. Slowly open the speculum as wide as possible without causing discomfort.
To test arm muscle tone, move the patient’s shoulder through passive range-of-motion (ROM) exercises. You should feel a slight resistance. Then let the arm drop to the patient’s side. It should fall easily. To test leg muscle tone, guide the hip through passive ROM exercises; then let the leg fall to the bed. The leg shouldn’t fall into an externally rotated position; this finding is considered abnormal and may suggest myasthenia gravis or multiple sclerosis. Muscle strength To perform a general examination of muscle strength, observe the patient’s gait and motor activities.
Do you smoke or use other types of tobacco? • Do you have neck pain or tenderness, neck swelling, or trouble moving your neck? Examining the ears Use the techniques of inspection, palpation, and auscultation to examine the patient’s ears. An ear assessment also requires the use of an otoscope. External observations Begin by observing the ears for position and symmetry. Inspect the auricle for lesions, drainage, nodules, or redness. Pull the helix back and note whether it’s tender. If pulling the ear back hurts the patient, he may have otitis externa.
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