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Chapter 21: Abdomen

Chapter 21: Abdomen

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Chapter 21: Abdomen
Jarvis: Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1.   The nurse is percussing the seventh right intercostal space at the midclavicular line over the liver. Which sound should the nurse expect to hear?
a.

Dullness

b.

Tympany

c.

Resonance

d.

Hyperresonance

2.   Which structure is located in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen?
a.

Liver

b.

Duodenum

c.

Gallbladder

d.

Sigmoid colon

3.   A patient is having difficulty swallowing medications and food. The nurse would document that this patient has:
a.

Aphasia.

b.

Dysphasia.

c.

Dysphagia.

d.

Anorexia.

4.   The nurse suspects that a patient has a distended bladder. How should the nurse assess for this condition?
a.

Percuss and palpate in the lumbar region.

b.

Inspect and palpate in the epigastric region.

c.

Auscultate and percuss in the inguinal region.

d.

Percuss and palpate the midline area above the suprapubic bone.

5.   The nurse is aware that one change that may occur in the gastrointestinal system of an aging adult is:
a.

Increased salivation.

b.

Increased liver size.

c.

Increased esophageal emptying.

d.

Decreased gastric acid secretion.


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