Rapid, shallow breathing; rapid pulse rate; left upper quadrant pain radiating to the left shoulder
Ecchymosis of the flanks, which is associated with bleeding into the abdominal cavity and pancreatitis.
It leads to hemorrhage, resulting in hypovolemic shock.
A lacerated liver, a pneumothorax
These patients frequently will have diminished bowel activity and an increased risk of vomiting. Placing anything in the GI tract increases the risk of vomiting and aspiration. In addition, these patients frequently must go to the operating room, giving them anything by mouth increases the risk of aspiration during induction of anesthesia.
6 True/False Questions
Kehr's sign suggests injury to which abdominal organ? → It leads to hemorrhage, resulting in hypovolemic shock.
What is the usual effect of trauma to an abdominal hollow organ? → It leads to spillage of the contents of these organs into the abdominal cavity, resulting in peritonitis.
What are the hollow organs of the Abdomen? → Appendix, gallbladder, sigmond colon, stomach
What organs are in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen? → sigmond colon
What organs are in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen? → Gallbladder, liver, kidney, pancreas
What organs are in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen? → Appendix