Abdominal lecture Fall 2010

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Nursing 311 Ellen Synovec, RN, MN, MBA, NEA-BC Abdominal Assessment  
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Anatomy and Physiology Liver Spleen Gallbladder Stomach Pancreas Small Intestines Large Intestines Kidneys and bladder Abdominal Assessment
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Integumentary and Musculoskeletal Systems Respiratory and CV Systems Neurological System Endocrine System Relationship to Other Systems
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Age Race/culture Environmental/occupational hazards Family History Health History
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Previous abdominal problems – stomach ulcers, hemorrhoids, hernia, bowel disease, cancer, hepatitis, cirrhosis, appendicitis Abdominal surgeries Problems with swallowing, heartburn, nausea, yellowing of skin, gas, bloating, vomiting. Past Medical History
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Pain Weight changes Change in Bowel Patterns Indigestion Nausea Vomiting Most Common Abdominal Complaints
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Indigestion or “heartburn” Usually described as burning sensation Abdominal pain Nausea and vomiting Note type and frequency of emesis Coffee grind emesis Chest or flank pain Pertinent History
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Diarrhea Frequency Presence of blood or mucus Bowel patterns Frequency Constipation or straining Color and character of stools Pertinent History
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Genitourinary complaints “Plumbing” problems Urinary hesitancy
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course NURS 311 taught by Professor Synovec during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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