Assessing Bowel Function


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Which technique involves listening to the bowel?

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1. Which technique involves gathering bowel habit information over time?

2. Which technique involves touching the abdominal area to assess function?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Questions on this quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of different observation methods related to bowel assessment. You'll need to know the names of each technique in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked about the following:

  • Medical term describing the release of feces from the body
  • Technique involving observation of bowels via information gathering
  • Term for feces inspection

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the technique that includes listening to the bowels
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on bowel function
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the term that describes abdominal touching to assess bowel function

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Assessing Bowel Function will teach you more about how issues with this anatomical part are diagnosed. The covered objectives include:

  • Define patient history
  • Review bowel elimination
  • Distinguish between different assessment methods