thrill and bruit how to check

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    I am new to this web site I have only been a nurse for about 6 months and would like to know how to check the thrill and bruit on a patient. Thank you
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    you can feel the thrill and hear a bruit (buzzing sound)...

    linda
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    Last edit by AtlantaRN on Jan 17, '06 : Reason: better website
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    Moved to General Nursing Discussion forum.
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    [color="darkslategray"]bruits, particularly those in the carotids, can be auscultated with a stethescope at either side of the neck. have the patient hold their breath for a moment so that you can listen effectively. a thrill, typically caused by an av fistula, can be felt at the fistula site, and a good one cannot be missed. you'll never forget it when you feel it - and wear gloves. perhaps you can go back to your assessment book from nursing school to get more info.
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    Quote from grimmy
    [color="darkslategray"]bruits, particularly those in the carotids, can be auscultated with a stethescope at either side of the neck. have the patient hold their breath for a moment so that you can listen effectively. a thrill, typically caused by an av fistula, can be felt at the fistula site, and a good one cannot be missed. you'll never forget it when you feel it - and wear gloves. perhaps you can go back to your assessment book from nursing school to get more info.
    agreed.
    thrills feel kinda like what a cats neck feels like when it's purring really loud.
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    you can feel a thrill (feels like water running through a thin hose), or hear a bruit (swishing swooshing sound) right on an AV Fistula. *Av fistula: dialysis access device where they fuse a artery and vein.
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    if your pt.is a dialysis pt w/a fistula you "feel the thrill" which is a buzzing sensation,the bruit is a whooshing sound that you can hear w/a stethoscope.hope this helps!


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