NCLEX RN Practice Question # 871

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 871.


nclex examination


Acute pancreatitis


Assessment Findings:


  • Abdominal pain, including a sudden onset at a midepigastric or left upper
  • quadrant location with radiation to the back
  • Pain aggravated by a fatty meal, alcohol, or lying in a recumbent position
  • Abdominal tenderness and guarding
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Absent or decreased bowel sounds
  • Elevated white blood cell count and elevated glucose, bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, and urinary amylase levels
  • Elevated serum lipase and amylase levels
  • Cullen’s sign
  • Turner’s sign

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