yey, i successfully deciphered at least 80% of the subject matter here. jvp is jugular vein pressure btw, and its adventitious sounds. anyway, i didn't get to decipher all the abbreviations, so would anyone mind telling me what rle and lle (i know its right lower and left lower, whats the e?), htn, egophony, peripheral neuropathy(vessel pain???), h/o, dm, pcp?
you should check for the patients' skin turgor. if you stretch the skin of a patient with edema, the skin returns pretty slow. and the skin should be glistening. i've never seen edema in my life, so, if i'm wrong, forgive me. i'm just sharing what i was told. =) they said edema is mostly found in pregnant women. next time, i should check thier calves instead of staring at their bellies