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Training Categorized: Abdominal Trauma

The abdominal cavity is the largest cavity in the body, housing many vital organs. For this reason, many calls EMS providers respond to involve abdominal pain. Although it is not always clear what might be going on when someone presents with abdominal pain, it is important to know the anatomy of the abdomen so you have an idea of what organ system might be affected. The abdomen is divided into four quadrants anatomically. You can determine what organ system might be affected based on which quadrant the pain is located.

Types of Pain

There are three types of pain associated with abdominal pain: visceral, parietal, and referred. Visceral pain is...