Rapid Assessment (abdomen)

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  1. Which quadrant do you begin and what should you follow?
    RLQ. Follow colon (ascending, trans, descending)
  2. What should you inspect for the abdomen?
    • -Peristalsis
    • -Scars
    • -White stretch marks (indicates wt gain/loss)
    • -Color
    • -Blemishes
    • -Vascular patterns
  3. What are normal & abnormal auscultation sounds of the abdomen?
    • Normal:
    • -clicking/bubbling (every 5-20 sec)

    • Abnormal:
    • -hyperactive (high freq. of sounds)
    • -hypoactive (low freq. of sounds)
    • -Absent (no sound after 3 min)
  4. What are abnormal palpations of the abdomen?
    • -Masses (superficial)
    • -Pain
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Rapid Assessment (abdomen)
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