complain of a buzzing or ringing
have a discharge or wax accumula-
complain of pain?
Is the nose bruised, bleeding, or dif-
ficult to breathe through?
Is it excessively dry or dripping?
Are both nares equal in size?
Does the patient sniff excessively?
Is the mouth excessively dry?
Does the breath smell sweet, sour, or
Does the tongue appear dry, moist,
clean, coated, cracked, red, or swollen?
Are the gums inflamed, ulcerated,
swollen, or discolored?
Are the teeth white,
Does the patient
. wear dentures,
l complain of
braces, or partial
mouth pain or
l complain of an unpleasant taste?
Does the patient have shortness of
breath, wheezing, gasping, or noisy
Does he or she cough?
If coughing, is it dry, moist, hacking,
productive, deep, or persistent?
Is the sputum white, yellow, rusty, or
. Is it thin and watery or thick and
. How much is produced?
. Does it have an odor?
Does the patient complain of chest
. Where is the pain?
. Is the pain a dull ache, sharp,
crushing, or radiating?
. Is the pain relieved by resting?
. Is the patient using medication
to control the pain (i.e., nitro-
Does the abdomen look or feel dis-
tended, boardlike, or soft?
If distended, is the distention above or
below the umbilicus or over the entire
Does the patient belch excessively?
Is the patient nauseated or vomiting?
If so, how often and when?
What is the volume, consistency,
and odor of the vomitus?
Is it coffee ground, bilious, or
bloody in appearance?
Is it projectile?
. Bladder and Bowel:
. Is the patient incontinent of urine or
. What is the volume and frequency of