How does one drape a patient?

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  1. docmike1983

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    I have the comlex PE in January. I am going to be a pathologist so I totally feel this exam is useless for me. Nevertheless, I am preparing thoroughly for this exam. However, despite that I still have no clue what the proper way to drape a patient is. Can somebody please share their insight. Thank You.

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    Step 1. Pick up drape that is located on the stool when you walk into the room.
    Step 2. Place drape on patient's lap.
     
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    Where on the patient is the drape place when examining the chest and abdomen? And how does one auscultate heart and anterior lung sounds on a large breasted women? I am scared of doing something inappropriate during the exam. Thank You
     
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    First off, this exam is totally useless no matter what you are going to do residency in. :)

    My way of draping was to put the sheet on top of the gown level w/ the ASIS, since that's an easy landmark to find, & then pull up the gown from under the drape. This ensured that you do not accidentally sneak a peek at their undies.
     
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    For chest the patient is sitting up so you can slip your hand in b/w the drape & skin to auscultate. For posterior lung fields, ASK & then untie the gown from the back. For abdomen, drape the patient, then raise the gown as mentioned in the previous post.

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