A nurse is monitoring a client admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of appendicitis.

The client is scheduled for surgery in 2 hours. The client begins to complain of increased abdominal pain and begins to vomit. On assessment the nurse notes that the abdomen is distended and the bowel sounds are diminished.

Which of the following is the most appropriate nursing intervention?
A nurse is monitoring a client admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of appendicitis. The client is scheduled for surgery in 2 hours.

The client begins to complain of increased abdominal pain and begins to vomit. On assessment the nurse notes that the abdomen is distended and the bowel sounds are diminished. Which of the following is the most appropriate nursing intervention?

1. Administer dilaudid
2. Notify the physician
3. Call and ask the operating room team to perform the surgery as soon as possible
4. Reposition the client and apply a heating pad on a warm setting to the client’s abdomen.


 

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