Lung Assessment

  1. What is the technique called when the patient repeats "99"?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   ERRNTraveler
    god, I haven't done that since nursing school- i think it was called "tactile resonance"
  4. by   RN4NICU
    Close ERRN, it is tactile fremitus
  5. by   ERRNTraveler
    Quote from RN4NICU
    Close ERRN, it is tactile fremitus
    I knew it had tactile in it! Does anyone even DO that, other than in nursing school????
  6. by   megananne7
    I just finished nursing school and I've never even heard of this...
  7. by   GingerSue
    tactile fremitus (when palpating using either the palmar base of the fingers or the ulnar edge of one hand; the phrase generates vibrations; decreased fremitus occurs when anything obstructs transmission of vibrations; increased fremitus occurs with compresson or consolidation of lung tissue eg. lobar pneumonia).
    And when checking voice sounds - bronchophony (ask the person to say "ninety-nine" while listening with the stethoscope over the chest wall - increased lung density will enhance transmission of voice sounds and you will hear a clear "ninety-nine" (the words are more distinct than normal and sound close to your ear)
    Have you tried egophony? (Greek - the voice of a goat - if "eeee" changes to "aaaaa" over areas of consolidation)
  8. by   Daytonite
    there is a sticky thread in the nursing student assistance forum that has all kinds of weblinks where you can find this information on chest/lung exam:

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