NCLEX RN Practice Question # 911

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 911.

 

nclex examination

 

Appendicitis

Description

  • Inflammation of the appendix
  • When the appendix becomes inflamed or infected, rupture may occur within a matter of hours, leading to peritonitis and sepsis.

Assessment

  • Pain in the periumbilical area that descends to the right lower quadrant
  • Abdominal pain that is most intense at McBurney’s point
  • Rebound tenderness and abdominal rigidity
  • Low-grade fever
  • Elevated white blood cell count
  • Anorexia, nausea, and vomiting
  • Client in side-lying position, with abdominal guarding and legs flexed
  • Constipation or diarrhea

 

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