A client who has had abdominal surgery complains of feeling as though “something gave way” in the incisional site. The nurse removes the dressing and notes the presence of a loop of bowel protruding through the incision. Which interventions would the nurse take? Select all that apply. Contact the surgeon.
Instruct the client to remain quiet.
Prepare the client for wound closure.
Document the findings and actions taken.
Place a sterile saline dressing and ice packs over the wound.
Place the client in a supine position without a pillow under the head.