When working in a facility, never skip or make up a number for blood pressure to add to patients chart. This could be deadly. If you are using a electronic cuff and get a reading that is way too high to be possible, or get a reading that is way out of range of the patients usual number, you will have to do it manually. If you are still getting an unusual reading it is time to get the hall nurse and they will do a BP check to see if your findings were correct. This can mean the difference between your patient living or dying. Keep this in mind while doing all your vital checks and be a responsible caregiver!
There is no clear cause of appendicitis. Fecal material is thought to be one possible cause of obstruction of the appendix. Bacteria, viruses , fungi, and parasites can result in infection, leading to the swelling of the tissues of the appendix wall. The various infecting organisms include Yersinia species, adenovirus , cytomegalovirus, actinomycosis, Mycobacteria species, Histoplasma species, Schistosoma species, pinworms , and Strongyloides stercoralis . Swelling of the tissue from inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease also may cause appendicitis.