In the midst of a bustling emergency room, one nurse is taking care of her client. The nurse has been assessing her patient’s pain level and vital signs for the past hour. One common symptom that could indicate peritonitis is abdominal tenderness in an otherwise healthy person. What does your gut tell you? This blog post is about how a nurse might assess their client with peritonitis. The first paragraph briefly defines what the problem could be, and then goes on to describe some assessment techniques that may help find it out for sure.
It also shares an example of how one would go through this process from start to finish in order to get a result. One common symptom which can indicate peritonitis is abdominal tenderness in someone who appears healthy otherwise. What does your gut tell you? Nurse Assessing Client With Peritonitis: In the midst of a bustling emergency room, one nurse is taking care of her client- assessing her pain level and vital signs for the past hour; but there’s something that doesn’t seem quite