Examine the Ventral Thorax and Abdomen

Check for any edema along the ventral thorax and abdomen.  A pleural effusion can inhibit blood flow from the ventrum of the thorax, leading to ventral edema.

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New Bolton Center Field Service Department
Students:  Keith Javic - Class of 2003, C. Nikki Conroy - Class of 2003