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Pancreatitis - s/s
Epigastric pain radiating to the back, steatorrhea (fatty stools), abdominal distention, n/v, elevated serum lipase and amylase levels, blood, elevated blood and urine glucose levels, elevated WBC, decreased serum calcium levels (Cram Exam - page 174)
Pancreatitis - what is going on?
acute inflammation associated with auto digestion. Enzymes secreted (lipase, amylase, trypsin...) destroy the tissue of the pancreas. One Cause - consistent alcohol intake for 5-10 years a common cause.
A client with acute pancreatitis should be kept ___ in the hospital and a ___ is usually inserted to decrease abdominal distention, prevent vomiting and prevent hydrochloric acid from entering the duodenum
NPP with administration of IV fluids; nasogastric tube (Cram Exam page 175)