The nurse is assessing a patient diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. Which of the following assessment findings is consistent with this diagnosis?

Elevated temperature
Nausea/vomiting
Upper epigastric pain and back pain

Explanation

• Common symptoms of acute pancreatitis include upper epigastric pain that bores through the body to the back, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and an elevated temperature.

• Hypertension is not associated with pancreatitis, although blood pressure may become elevated in response to pain.

• RLQ pain is usually associated with appendicitis, not pancreatitis.

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