Adult-Cardio Respiratory Assessment

Course Description

Adult cardio Respiratory assessment.mp4Introduction of the course

This module deals with the detailed description of key concepts of performing Cardiovascular and Respiratory Assessment and symptoms to be observed for when assessing a patient.

The objective of this course is to:

  • Understand the concepts related to Cardio Respiratory Assessment.
  • Enable a health care professional especially nurses to acquire necessary skill and knowledge in performing this assessment

Instructor: Ms. Jyoti, Associate Professor, Government Medical College, Chandigarh

Facility: Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMU), Mullana, Ambala


    Details of the Course
    1. Introduction of the course

      The module is divided into two parts:

    Pre Quiz
    Part A- Introduction and Inspection
    1. This part of the module covers the following topics

      • Introduction to cardio respiratory assessment
      Overview of cardio respiratory assessment

      Identifying the baseline data

      Cardio respiratory assessment (Demonstration)

      •   General Inspection

        Head to foot assessment by inspection

        Assessing hypercholestrmia in face

        Angular dermatitis

        Anemia or pallor etc.,

        Jugular venous distension

        Hepatojugular reflux

        Peripheral pulses in Upper extremity (arms) and lower extremity (legs)

        Thoracotomy or cardiac surgeries scars

        Shape of chest
    Part B- Percussion and Auscultation
      • Palpation

      It includes palpation of chest for presence of thrills or heaves palpating the anatomic location of heart. Also the site for auscultation of various heart sounds as per the anatomic location of heart has been discussed.

      • Percussion
      It involves the clinical method of “Tapping” on the surface of chest to assess the condition of thorax and abdomen. Percussion is performed on the anterior and posterior region of the chest to identify the normal and abnormal lung sounds starting from supraclavicular region upto the base of lung.

      • Auscultation

      It refers to the use of stethoscope to listen to the normal and abnormal heart sounds and assess for any abnormality.

    Post Quiz