Flashcards in Appendicitis Deck (17):
Appendicitis occurs most in what age group?
15 to 35
What is the most common complication of appendicitis?
What's is the first sign of appendicitis?
What follows the RQU abdominal pain of appendicitis?
Where does the pain of the appendicitis family end up?
What is the name of the RLQ abdominal pain where appendicitis pain is fanilly localized?
What is present when rebound tenderness is present?
When the pain of the appendicitis goes away the client is improving.
False-rupture has occurred
What is the highest that the temp will be in appendicitis?
What blood count is elevated in appendicitis
What is the name of the elevated WBC?
What is the only tx recommend for appendicitis?
Before the client with the suspected appendicitis see the physician what should be avoided?
No pain meds, No enemas or laxatives, No food(NPO)
To lessen pain place the client in____ position.
Fowlers (use post-op also)
Never apply____ to the area of the appendix?
Heat, it cause rupture
After appendectomy, document in the nurses notes the return of______.