Flashcards in Pancreatitis (Acute) Deck (7)
What is the number-one cause of acute pancreatitis?
What are the symptoms?
Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, boardlike abdomen
Skin discoloration (Cullen's and Turner's sign)
Does eating make the pain it better or worse?
Worse, especially fatty foods
What liver enzymes are elevated with pancreatitis?
Lipase and Amylase
What are the nursing interventions?
Make client NPO
NG tube to decrease gastric distention, IV fluids, antacids
Teach client to stop drinking
How do you treat the pain?
Demerol or Dilaudid