Pt-2 a 52-year-old patient has just arrived in the emergency

  

PT-2 A 52-year-old patient has just arrived in the Emergency Department with complaints of severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting over the last few days. His abdomen is distended. He has poor skin turgor and dry mucous membranes. He has not urinated since yesterday. He has felt “dizzy” and “weak” all evening. He thought it might be the flu, but decided to come in because the stomach pains were getting worse. He has signed informed consent for treatment and labs have been drawn.

1.   What are you on alert for today with this patient?

2.    Why is

this important?

3.    What are

the important assessments to make?

4.    Why are

these assessments important

5.    What

complications may occur? What could go wrong

6.    Relate

the assessment data to the potential complications that may occur.

7.    What

interventions will prevent complications?

8.How will the interventions

prevent complications?