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Which of the following is the appropriate next step in the abdominal assessment after the nurse has inspected a client's abdomen in the supine position?



A. Percussion
B. Palpation
C. Auscultation
D. Inspection of the abdomen in the sitting position
Asked by Julia, Last updated: Mar 15, 2018

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 08, 2016

Auscultation-auscultation is performed after inspection. the order of techniques for assessment of the abdomen is inspection, auscultation, percussion, and palpation. performing percussion before auscultation could alter peristaltic action and the characteristics of the bowel sounds. palpation before auscultation could alter peristaltic action and the characteristics of the bowel sounds. the abdomen is inspected with the client in the supine position with a small pillow placed beneath the head and knees.
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