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- Identify common anatomical landmarks of the neck and thorax.
- Name and palpate the common pulse points of the body.
- Demonstrate the proper handling and operation of equipment used in assessment and discuss the information that the various tests provide.
- Describe the common pathophysiologic mechanisms discussed in class.
- Describe the clinical manifestations of the common pulmonary disorders.
- State 3 reasons for palpation.
- State 3 reasons to use percussion.
- Discuss the possible findings when palpating the alignment of the trachea.
- Discuss the physical signs that differentiate lung consolidation, pneumothorax, and pleural effusion.
- Demonstrate proper technique in performing percussion, palpation, and auscultation.
- Follow clinical assessment flowchart to determine appropriate therapy for a simulation patient situation.