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How does the nurse elicit rebound tenderness? A nurse is examining a client with suspected peritonitis.



A. Pressing the affected area firmly with one hand, releasing pressure quickly, and noting any tenderness on release
B. Using light palpation, noting any tenderness over an area
C. Using deep ballottement, noting any tenderness over an area
D. Pressing firmly with one hand, releasing pressure while maintaining fingertip contact with the skin, and noting tenderness on release
Asked by Adeline, Last updated: Jan 21, 2020

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M. Krasinski

M. Krasinski, Content Writer, Columbus

Answered Jan 23, 2019

The answer to this question is A. When a nurse is examining a client with suspected peritonitis, the nurse elicits rebound tenderness by Pressing the affected area firmly with one hand, releasing...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Pressing the affected area firmly with one hand, releasing pressure quickly, and noting any tenderness on release-rationale: the nurse elicits rebound tenderness by pressing the affected area firmly...Read More
 

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