Evaluation of Abdominal Pain (ICU Specific)
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First Things First (assess for & treat the following):
- Does pt exhibit signs of peritonitis?
- Abdominal rigidity
- Rebound/percussion tenderness
- Involuntary guarding
- Is free intra-abdominal air (pneumoperitoneum) present on radiographic studies?
- Are abdominal complaints associated w/ hypotension & fever?