Teresa Marchese received her nurse-midwifery education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois. She is currently Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health Nurse-Midwifery Education Program and a staff nurse-midwife at Boston City Hospital.
PRIMARY CARE FOR WOMEN: Comprehensive Assessment of the Respiratory System
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1995 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 40, Issue 2, pages 150–162, March-April 1995
How to Cite
Marchese, T. W. and Diamond, F. B. (1995), PRIMARY CARE FOR WOMEN: Comprehensive Assessment of the Respiratory System. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 40: 150–162. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(95)00007-7
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
This article reviews the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and provides techniques for the physical assessment and data collection for common respiratory complaints in women. The pertinent historical, physical examination, and laboratory data for asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, cough, and tuberculosis are also presented. This article is the first of two articles on primary care for women with respiratory complaints; the subsequent article will address primary care management of common respiratory conditions.