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Assessing the Abdomen Walden University NURS 6512: Advance Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning July 8, 2018 Elizabeth Cayce Chavis 1
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Subjective and Objective Information Subjective and objective data is an important part of the assessment because it is going to give the provider an understanding of what is going on with the patient and how to go about making a diagnosis. In the scenario provided, we need to find out more information about the patients diet and more specifics about the diarreah in order to make an accurate diagnosis. It is known that blood pressure medication and diabetic medication can also cause diarreah, and alcohol can irriate the stomach as well. Is the patient still drinking alcohol? Are they checking their blood sugar frequently and what are the findings? Questioning the patient about starting or stopping medication is also important. The objective data is also important to collect because this includes VS, medication list, assessment and any other diagnosics needed to find a diagnosis.
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