Figure 6-1. Abdominal cavity and other body cavities.
SIGNS/SYMPTOMS OF ABDOMINAL INJURIES
a. Evaluate Nature/Extent of Abdominal Injuries. Determine if the casualty
has pain, is nauseated, or is vomiting. Ask questions if the casualty is able to respond.
Check the casualty for wounds, bruises, old scars, and abrasions. Listen to each
quadrant of the abdomen with a stethoscope. Palpate the abdomen making sure you
carefully palpate the area of pain last.