Kate is a 10 year old female who is accompanied by her mother. Kate is presenting to the ER with complaints of abdominal pain for the past week, which has increased in intensity to a 7/10 in the past 24 hours. She has no difficulty eating, and her last bowel movement was yesterday. Diet recall is unremarkable and there has been no recent abdominal trauma. She does not take any medications, has none known allergies and has no past medical conditions. V/S: b/p 100/60 Hr 88 temp- 36.8 RR 24.
This virtual simulation involves the abdominal assessment of a pediatric patient. The learner must identify normal and abnormal assessment findings.
Suggested target audience:
Nursing students enrolled in a pediatrics or health assessment course