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Characteristics and frequency of the sounds are noted. After listening for the presence of normal sounds, determine if any adventitious bowel sounds such as friction rubs, bruits, or hums are present. Light palpation of the abdomen helps to determine areas of tenderness, pain, and guarding or rebound tenderness. Remember to auscultate before palpating because palpation may change the frequency and character of the patient's peristaltic sounds. Assess any drainage tube for location and function, and for the characteristics of any drainage.
Coping Styles Individuals cope with a critical illness in different ways and their pre-illness coping style, personality traits, or temperament will assist you in anticipating coping styles in the critical care setting. Include the patient's family when assessing previous resources, coping skills, or defense mechanisms that strengthen adaptation or problem-solving resolution. For instance, some patients want to be informed of everything that is happening with them in the ICU. Providing information reduces their anxiety and gives them a sense of control.
Complete cranial nerve assessment is rarely warranted, with specific cranial nerve evaluation based on the injury or diagnosis. For example, extraocular movements are routinely assessed in patients with facial trauma. Sensory testing is a baseline standard for spinal cord injuries, extremity trauma, and epidural analgesia. Now is a good time to assess mental status if the patient is responsive. Assess orientation to person, place, and time. Ask the patient to state their understanding of what is happening.