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Health Assessment

Abdominal Assessment

Identify organs in the URQ (upper right quadrant) Liver, gallbladder, head of pancreas, right kidney and adrenal hepatic flexure of colon, part of ascending and transverse colon, duodenum
Identify organs in the ULQ stomach,spleen, left lobe of liver, body of pancreas, left kidney and adrenal, parts of transverse and descending colon, splenic flexure
Identify organs in the LRQ part of ascending colon, appendix, right ovary and tube, right utterer, cecum, right spermatic chord
Identify organs in the LLQ Part of descending colon, sigmoid colon, left ovary and tube, left spermatic chord, and left utterer
Organs that are midline bladder, uterus, prostate gland
Identify the abdominal regions 4 regions: URQ, ULQ, LRQ, LLQ
Describe various characteristics of abdominal pain Partial: localized, severe and steady; Referred: travels from primary site; Visceral: Dull, aching, burning, cramping, colicky; COLDSPA; Rebound pain
What are some assessment alerts when assessing the abdomen Listen for bruits, look/feel for lumps, tumors, do not palpate an area that is injured or has potential to be injured (busted appendix); rebound pain
Created by: amandamarie194