- 0Jul 6, '08 by CrystalClear75Is it inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation? If not what is it? Thanks!
- 0Jul 6, '08 by Daytoniteyes, that is the correct order of examination for the abdomen:
- auscultation - doing percussion and palpation first will cause an increase of the bowel sounds
http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/meded/medicine/pulmonar/pd/contents.htm - screening physical exam; click on the various components under "abdomen" to see pictures and descriptions of the techniques for examining and assessing the abdomen.
other assessment weblinks, including videos, can also be found on this sticky thread:
- http://allnurses.com/forums/f205/health-assessment-resources-techniques-forms-145091.html- health assessment resources, techniques, and forms