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 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.
Midwifery lore and abdominal assessment
. Essentially MIDIRS, 1, 38-42
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).