Enabling Objectives
  1. Define the abdomen.
  2. Name the clinical regions of the abdominal wall and describe the position of liver, stomach, spleen, kidneys and bowel. Discuss the effect of high speed impact.
  3. Describe the skin, subcutaneous fat and muscles of the abdominal wall. Describe the course of the intercostal nerves and discuss sensations of tenderness and guarding.
  4. Define and explain bowel sounds.
  5. Describe the bones of the pelvis and the position of the bladder, urethra, reproductive organs and rectum.
  6. Discuss the issues of consent in the unconscious.