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IPPA is a physical examination with four key steps: inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation.

Although the steps are consistent across organ systems, the order may vary. Notably, for the abdominal exam, auscultation is performed before palpation, because the act of palpation could change what was auscultated.

Ippa (disambiguation)

Ippa or IPPA may refer to one of the following:

  • Ippa, a genus of insects
  • IPPA, four steps of physical examination in medicine
  • IPPA The Irish Professional Photographers Association
  • IPPA, International Positive Psychology Association, an association which promotes positive psychology