HCAAppendix D - Axia College Material Appendix D Seven...

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Axia College Material Appendix D Seven Organizational Approaches A. Use the matrix below to describe each approach to organizing information about the body. Discuss how each approach can be used. Approach Describe the approach How might the approach be used? Body planes and directions The body can be studied by dividing it into planes on three dimensions (front and back; top and bottom; left and right) Body directions pertain to the movement toward or away from parts of the body. X-Ray, MRI Body cavities The body can be studied by its five body cavities (cranial, spinal, thoracic and abdominal) . B ody cavit ies are hollow spaces enclosed by bone and muscle mass which shield internal organs known as viscera. Body cavities shield and support viscera and particular structures within cavities . Each body cavity includes specific organs which can be studied. X-Ray, MRI , inspection and a uscultation are used to study body cavities. Quadrant and regions The anterior of the abdominopelvic region can be divided into four quadrants (right upper quadrant ; left upper quadrant ; right lower quadrant; left lower quadrant ) or nine regions ( right and left hypochondriac region s ; right and left lumbar region s ; right and left inguinal regions; epigastric, umbilical and hypogastric regions) . The four quadrants and nine regions are u sed for reference throughout physical examinations of internal organs. Methods used in a physical examination include: inspection, palpation, auscultation and percussion. Anatomy and
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2009 for the course WORLD RELI 130 taught by Professor Axia during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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HCAAppendix D - Axia College Material Appendix D Seven...

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