Replace lost fluid and sodium.
Monitor for increased serum glucose level from steroid therapy.
Restrict the dietary intake of foods high in potassium.
Note any change in the color and consistency of stools.
Low-fiber diet and fluid restrictions.
Total parenteral nutrition and bed rest.
High-fiber diet and administration of psyllium.
Administration of analgesics and antacids.
Watery and frothy.
Bloody and mucous.
Firm and well-formed.
Alternating constipation and diarrhea.
Periodic rectal hemorrhage.
Hypertension and tachycardia.
Vomiting and elevated temperature.
Crampy and lower left quadrant pain and low-grade fever.
Continuous peritoneal lavage.
Regular diet with increased fat.
Nutritional support with TPN.
Insertion of a T tube to drain the pancreas.
Pain in the right upper quadrant. radiating to the shoulder.
Pain in the right lower quadrant. with rebound tenderness.
Pain in the left upper quadrant. with shortness of breath.
Pain in the left lower quadrant. with mild cramping.
Irrigate the incision with a saline solution.
Prevent bacterial infection of the incision.
Measure the amount of fluid lost after surgery.
Prevent accumulation of drainage in the wound.
Small amount of oozing.
Trickles of bright red blood.