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Which of the following factors should be the primary focus of nursing management in a patient with acute pancreatitis?



A. Nutrition management.
B. Fluid and electrolyte balance.
C. Management of hypoglycemia.
D. Pain control.

This question is part of NCLEX Practice Exam 16 (10 Questions)
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Apr 04, 2020

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Anika Nicole

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Anika Nicole, Wordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York

Answered Dec 03, 2018

It's option B. Fluid and electrolyte balance should be the theprimary focus of nursing management in a patient with acute pancreatitis.

Acute pancreatitis is a sudden and serious inflammation of the pancreas. Sometimes, it might be life-threatening. When someone suffers from acute pancreatitis, he/she starts losing fluids and electrolytes due to constant vomiting. Hence, the main priority should be managing hypovolemia, thus restoring electrolyte balance.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jul 13, 2017

Fluid and electrolyte balance.

Acute pancreatitis is commonly associated with fluid isolation and accumulation in the bowel secondary to ileus or peripancreatic edema. Fluid and electrolyte loss from vomiting is a major concern. Therefore. your priority is to manage hypovolemia and restore electrolyte balance.
 

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