Assignment 2: Lab Assignment 2

The causes of abdominal pain can be extremely varied due to the sheer number of structures, organs, and functions within the abdomen. If abdominal pain is caused by a life-threatening condition, then swift and accurate assessment is essential.

In preparation for the Comprehensive (Head-to-Toe) Physical Assessment due in Week 9, it is recommended that you practice performing an abdominal examination this week.

Note: This is an optional practice physical assessment.

To Prepare

  • Arrange an appropriate time and setting with a volunteer “patient” to perform an abdominal examination.
  • Download and review Adult Examination Checklist: Guide for Abdominal Assessment, provided in this week’s Learning Resources, as well as review the Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination online media.

Optional Practice Assessment

  • Perform the abdominal examination. Be sure to cover all of the areas listed in the checklist and to use the equipment appropriately.
Reference no: EM132069492

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