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Abdominal Assessment

Abdominal Assessment

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ABDOMINAL ASSESSMENT

LOVELY E. TAPAYA RN, MAN

INSPECTION

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Observe for the following: Coloration of the skin Vascularity Striae Scars Lesions and rashes Contour Symmetry Abdominal movement Aortic pulsations Peristaltic movement

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Umbilicus (color, location and contour)

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AUSCULTATION

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Hear the following:
bowel sounds vascular sounds (bruits and venous hums) friction rubs over the liver and spleen

ABDOMINAL AUSCULTATION

PERCUSSION

Percuss for the following:

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tone span of the liver by determining its lower and upper boarder span of the spleen

ABDOMINAL PERCUSSION

PALPATION

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Palpate the following: masses umbilicus and surrounding area aorta liver spleen kidneys urinary bladder

SPECIAL ABDOMINAL TEST
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Shifting dullness Fluid wave test Rebound tenderness and Rovsing’s sign Psoas sign Obturator sign Hypersensitivity test

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