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How to measure the diaphragm excursion ask the pt to take a deep breath then hold it percuss along the scapula line until you locate the lower border, the point ,mark when yo notice a change from resonance to dullness mark the point with a pencil at the scpula line, aloow the pt to brethe and then repeat the procedue onthe other side ask the pt to take several breaths, to exhale as much as posible then to hold percuss up from the mark point and mark the change of dullness to resonance. remind the pt to start breathing, repeat on the other side record the distance in cm on each side. the diaphragm excursion should be 3 to 5 to 6 cm



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This question is part of Exam 2 chap 13 and 15
Asked by Mcin, Last updated: Jan 30, 2020

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Answered Mar 08, 2018

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