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What is the best method for performing a physical examination on a toddler?

This question is part of Pediatric Nursing NCLEX Quiz 4
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Nov 26, 2020

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Answered Feb 11, 2018

From least to most intrusive

When examining a toddler or any small child. the best way to perform the exam is from least to most intrusive.Option A: Starting at the head or abdomen is intrusive and should be avoided.Option B: Proceeding from distal to proximal is inappropriate at any age.
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