A client is suspected of having peritonitis. What should the nurse do to prevent complications? Select all that apply.

 

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- Give prescribed antibiotics

- Give an enema

- Monitor Intake and output

- Provide NG drainage

- Provide analgesic medication PRN

Rationale

In a suspected case of peritonitis, the client should have IV antibiotics and an NG tube. Intake and output should be monitored and analgesic medications can be given. Enemas are not indicated and the client should not be fed any food or liquids in anticipation of surgery.

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