Head and Face
Inspect the head: Size, Shape and Configuration.
| Upon inspection patient’s head is symmetric, round, erect and in midline. No lesions are visible.
| Inspect for involuntary movement.
| Upon inspection patient’s head is held still and up right.
| Palpate the head: palpate for consistency
| Upon palpation patient’s head is hard and smooth without lesions.
| Inspect the face: symmetry, features, movement, expressions and skin condition.
| Upon inspection the face is symmetric with an elongated appearance. No abnormal movement.
| Palpate the temporal artery.
| Upon palpation the temporal artery is elastic and non tender.
| Palpate the temporomandibular joint.
| Upon palpation there is no swelling, tenderness or crepitation with movement. Mouth opens and closes fully (3-6 cm between upper and lower teeth). Lower jaw moves laterally 1-2 cm in each direction.
| Inspect the neck.
| Upon inspection patient’s neck is symmetric with head centered without bulging masses/
| Inspect movement of the neck structures.
| Upon inspection the thyroid cartilage, criroid cartilage and thyroid gland move upward symmetrically as the patient swallows.
| Inspect the cervical vertebrae.
| Upon inspection C7 (vertebrae prominens) is visible and palpable
| Inspect the range of motion
| Upon inspection neck movement is smooth and controlled with 45 degree flexion, 55 degree extension, 40 degree lateral abduction and 70 degree rotation
| Palpate the trachea
| Upon palpation patient’s trachea is located midline
| Palpate the thyroid gland
| Upon palpation landmarks are position midline.
| Palpate the preauricular nodes, postauricular nodes and occipital nodes.
| Upon palpation there is no swelling or enlargement and non tender.
| Palpate the tonsillar nodes.
| Upon palpation there is no...
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