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Parent Vital Signs Assessment

FOOTHILL COLLEGE LUNG AUSCULTATION

Candidate Name: _________________________________________ Date: ______________________

Examiner Name and Signature: _________________________________________________________

Time Started: __________ Time Ended: __________ Points: _____/8 PASS/FAIL (Circle One)

Points Possible Points Awarded
ANTERIOR CHEST AUSCULTATION
Place diaphragm of stethoscope directly on patient’s skin over the auscultation site. 1
Auscultate 3 bilateral anterior fields:
  • Apices - 1” below the clavicle at mid-clavicular line
  • Mid-lung fields - 3rd - 4th intercostal spaces at the mid-clavicular line
  • Bases - 6th intercostal space at the mid-axillary line
3
POSTERIOR CHEST AUSCULTATION
Place diaphragm of stethoscope directly on patient’s skin over the auscultation site. 1
Listen to a minimum of 3 bilateral posterior fields:
  • Apices - located at the vertebral border at the level of T-3
  • Mid lung fields - located at the inferior angle of the scapula
  • Bases - located 3 finger breadths below the inferior angle of the scapula at the level of the diaphragm (aprox. 10th rib)
3

Auscultation Points

Points Possible: 8                      Total Points Awarded_______________

Critical Criteria

____ Failure to take appropriate PPE precautions

____ Failure to manage patient competently

____ Uses or directs an incorrect or dangerous intervention

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Created November 22, 2021 by Catherine Mohr
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