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Action: Auscultate with the diaphragm and then the bell. Listen for bowel sounds in each of the four quadrants. Right lower quadrant (RLQ), right upper quadrant (RUQ), left upper quadrant (LUQ), and left lower quadrant (LLQ). 76. Rationale: Auscultate before palpating, as sounds will change in response to touch. Detects a normal frequency of sounds of 5 to 30 sounds per minute, or abnormal bruits, hums, or rubs. 77. Action: Percuss the RLQ, RUQ, gastric bubble, spleen, bladder, LLQ, LUQ, and liver span (see Figure 1-1-14).

Make sure elderly clients can hear and understand what you want them to do when performing the neurologic part of the examination. Pediatric Variations: • Keep parents within view of the child. • Infants and young children may be more comfortable being examined in a parent's lap. " • Examine ear, nose, and throat last because the child may react to the invasiveness of the procedures. • Allow the child some play time with your stethoscope or penlight. Clean these items before and after. • Show the child the equipment before using it.

1. Rationale: Reduces the transmission of microorganisms. 2. Action: Assess the situation for obstacles, heavy clients, poor handholds, or equipment or objects in the way. Reduce or remove safety hazards prior to lifting the client or object. Assess for any tubing or equipment connected to the client. 2. Rationale: Good planning helps prevent accidental injury. 3. Action: Assess the situation for slippery surfaces, including wet floors; slippery shoes on client, helper, or nurse; and towels, linen, or paper on the floor.

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