The nurse is preparing to perform a patients abdominal assessment. What examination sequence should the nurse follow?

Answer Explanation: When performing a focused assessment of the patients abdomen, auscultation should always precede percussion and palpation because they may alter bowel sounds. The traditional sequence for all other focused assessments is inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *