What exactly is respiratory excursion

  1. I was studying and came across "assessment of respiratory excursion" I assume that it is a deviation of some kind, but is it in breathing pattern, symmetry, or something else?
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  3. by   EmmaG
    Assessment of the movement of the chest during respiration; is expansion bilateral and symmetrical, is there restricted mobility? That sort of thing.
    Last edit by EmmaG on Feb 5, '08
  4. by   ZippyGBR
    what emmanuel said

    it's the 'look' and 'feel' of look , listen and feel (or observe, auscultat, palpate if you are feeeling hi-faultin...)