abdominal assessment

ab·dom·i·nal as·sess·ment

(ab-dom'i-năl ă-ses'mĕnt)
The appraisal of the abdomen by a health care provider. The assessment is conducted in a predetermined order: inspection, auscultation, and palpation.
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A full abdominal assessment will include a comprehensive history review and abdominal examination.
A comprehensive abdominal assessment by the PD nurse is vital in establishing a patient's suitability for PD.
3) This patient's surgical history and abdominal assessment proved she was suffering an intraperitoneal haemorrhage.
I suspected the patient had intraperitoneal bleeding after my first abdominal assessment of her.
This patient's surgical history and abdominal assessment confirmed her intraperitoneal haemorrhage.
I suspected the patient had intraperitoneal bleeding through my first abdominal assessment of her; this indicated there was fluid (blood) in her abdomen.
While the routine abdominal assessment of these patients does not differ from that of a neurologically intact patient, the scope of differential diagnoses must be more broad and inclusive.
An abdominal assessment by both the pediatric nurse practitioner and the attending physician was negative for masses or organomegaly.
The Signos delivers high-resolution images anywhere, at any time for general medical applications, including: abdominal assessments such as bladder, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, and trauma assessment; musculoskeletal; and basic obstetrics, such as pregnancy viability and fetal positioning.