After surgery for peritonitis, a priority nursing intervention should be what?

 

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- Give IV antibiotics with electrolyte replacement.

- Provide light meals after surgery.

- Place in Trendelenburg position.

- Give acetaminophen for pain.

Rationale

After surgery to drain abscesses for peritonitis, a priority nursing intervention should be to place the client on NPO status, provide IV antibiotics with electrolyte placement, place the patient in a semi-Fowler’s position, and provide with TPN.

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