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TREAS 2E PROCEDURE CHECKLIST Chapter 21: Assessing the Abdomen Check ( ü ) Yes or No PROCEDURE STEPS Yes No COMMENT S Before, during, and after the procedure, follows Principles- Based Checklist to Use With All Procedures, including: Identifies patient using two identifiers and according to agency policy; attends appropriately to standard precautions, hand hygiene, safety, privacy, and body mechanics. 1. Has the client void prior to the exam. 2. Positions the client supine with the knees slightly flexed. 3. Examines abdomen in this order: inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation. 4. Inspects the abdomen for: a. Size, symmetry, and contour. b. If distention is present, measures girth at umbilicus with tape measure c. Has client raise his head to check for bulges. d. Observes the condition of skin and skin color; lesions, scars, striae, superficial veins, and hair distribution. e. Notes abdominal movements. f. Notes position, contour, and color of the umbilicus.
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  • Fall '19
  • Left-wing politics, Left-handedness, pulse, Physical examination, Palpation, percussion

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