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Worksheet: The client with a post-surgical resection for pancreatic cancer: 1.

Describe the types of surgeries that can be done for a client with pancreatic cancer:

2. Identify the rationale for the following postoperative nursing interventions: a. Monitoring wound drainage and drainage tubes:

b. Maintaining patency of NG tube:

c. Protecting the skin from wound drainage:

d. Positioning in a semi-Fowlers position:

e. Monitoring vital signs:

f. Administering ordered IV fluids:

g. Measuring hourly urinary output:

h. Checking serum glucose levels: i. Monitor lab results: