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Unformatted text preview: Abdomen Exam (Patient is supine, bladder empty & exposed from xiphoid to pubis) Inspection o Skin Color o Masses o Contous o Vascular Abnormalities o Other Abnormalities Auscultation o Place diaphragm of stethoscope in 3 random areas of each quadrant (clockwise beginning in Upper Right) and state: I am listening to Bowel Sounds for Frequency & Character Hyperactive is > 35/min Normoactive is 5-35/min Hypoactive is 1-4/min Absent is 0 for 5 continuous minutes = medical emergency o Friction Rubs Place diaphragm of stethoscope over liver & spleen o Bruits Use bell of stethoscope & instruct patient to hold their breath Aorta (1 inch superior, 1 inch to your right) Renals (2 inchies superior, 2 inches lateral) Common Iliacs (2 inches inferior, 2 inches lateral) o Venous Hum Use bell of stethoscope & instruct patient to hold their breath Epigastrum Percussion o Percuss all 4 quadrants in 3 random areas o Percuss from ASIS to ASIS for Distended Bladder o Mark Liver...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course DIAG 2725 taught by Professor Williamkessel during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.
- Winter '11