QOD 31: Palpation and Percussion of Abdomen (GI/GU/Health Promotion and Maintenance)

QOD 31: Palpation and Percussion of Abdomen (GI/GU/Health Promotion and Maintenance)

Answer:

C.  Inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation

Rationale: 

When assessing any other part of the body, the nurse would normally perform the methods of assessment in the order of inspection, palpation, percussion, and then auscultation. However, when assessing the abdomen, the order of the techniques is different and should be instead . . .