By Olutayo A. Sogunro, DO - 26th Nov 2020 - Course previews

Auscultating the abdomen

Auscultation of the abdomen (using a stethoscope to listen) is used to assess bowel sounds and detect abnormalities. In this video, from our Abdominal Examination Essentials course, we look at a step-by-step method for ensuring that all areas of the abdomen are covered and how to tell when something is wrong.

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Performing a great abdominal exam is a vital aspect of clinical practice. In this course, you’ll learn special techniques for evaluating the abdomen and how to correlate exam findings with relevant anatomy. You’ll learn the differential diagnoses associated with different regions of the abdomen and confidently refer symptomatic patients for further testing or therapeutic interventions.

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