Nursing Diagnoses: Appendicitis

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Number 1 nursing diagnosis for appendicitis is:
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Acute pain related to obstruction of proximal lumen of appendix, inflammation or ulceration, or perforation secondary to appendicitis AEB…
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Plan for acute pain:
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Patient will verbalize relief of pain following administration of pain medication.
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Implementation for acute pain:
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Assess pain, character, location, severity, & duration. *Administer analgesics as ordered.* Assess effectiveness 30 minutes following administration.
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2nd Nursing Diagnosis for appendicitis is:
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Anxiety related to 1st hospitalization secondary to appendicitis AEB…
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Implementation related to anxiety related to appendicitis:
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*Provide emotional support for client & family.* *Provide preoperative education.* Encourage & answer any questions.
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Evaluations related to appendicitis:
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*Client’s pain is managed effectively.* Client will not develop 2nd infection. Client & family verbalizes understanding of condition & treatment. Effective airway clearance is maintained. Adequate hydration is achieved & maintained. Restoration of normal nutritional intake will occur. *Client experiences decreased fear & anxiety associated with hospitalization & procedure. *
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Risk nursing diagnoses include:
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Risk for deficient fluid volume. Risk for infection. Risk for ineffective airway clearance.

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