Appendicitis: Nursing Care

by Cathy Parkes November 14, 2022 Updated: November 16, 2022

A patient with appendicitis is likely to have RLQ pain at McBurney's Point along with rebound tenderness, nausea/vomiting, and fever.
A patient with appendicitis is likely to have RLQ pain at McBurney's Point along with rebound tenderness, nausea/vomiting, and fever. Be sure to keep the patient NPO in case surgery is required, and provide IV fluids and antibiotics per order.


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