by Cathy Parkes October 08, 2019
Order of physical assessment: Inspect, palpate, percuss, auscultate. EXCEPT for assessing the abdomen: Inspect, auscultate, percuss, palpate (to avoid altering bowel sounds).
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For blood transfusion, prime the administration set with 0.9% NaCl ONLY.