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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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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.
I suspected the patient had intraperitoneal bleeding through my first abdominal assessment of her; this indicated there was fluid (blood) in her abdomen.
Patients with subcutaneous emphysema over the abdomen in whom abdominal assessment with sonography would be difficult to interpret were excluded.
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.
Frequent vital signs must be obtained and abdominal assessments must be performed based on surgeon orders and prudent judgment by the nurse (Gulanick & Myers, 2014).