Which treatment should be included in the immediate management of acute appendicitis?

  • prevent fluid volume deficit
  • administer antibiotic therapy
  • reduce anxiety
  • relieve pain
Number 4 is correct.
Relieving pain is the most immediate need for management. Preventing fluid volume deficit by infusion of IV fluids should occur once the client has experienced initial control of pain. Administration of antibiotic therapy will be important during the recovery phase. Reducing anxiety is important and will be partially addressed with the reduction of pain.