Assessment of the Abdomen Paper
Describe a patient with an abdominal symptom or group of symptoms, such as bloating, flatus, and eructation; constipation; nausea and vomiting; diarrhea; or abdominal pain. Do not limit yourself to these examples. Remember that there are different types and locations of abdominal pain. What questions would you ask as part of your focused assessment? What history might be associated with the symptom, if any? What are the known risk factors for this condition? What physical examination techniques would you use? What patient education would you give the patient? Find a nursing journal article about these symptoms.