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Gastrointestinal Assessment Quiz

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1. What is the recommended sequence for conducting a gastrointestinal assessment?

2. Which term describes the absence of bowel sounds?

3. During a gastrointestinal assessment, where is McBurney's point located?

4. What does a bruit heard over the abdomen most likely indicate?

5. Which condition is characterized by the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity?

6. What finding during an abdominal examination indicates liver enlargement?

7. What does the presence of high-pitched tinkling bowel sounds suggest?

8. For a patient with suspected abdominal aortic aneurysm, where should the nurse expect to palpate a pulsatile mass?

9. What condition might be indicated by a friction rub heard over the liver or spleen?

10. Which finding during a gastrointestinal assessment is most indicative of peritonitis?