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Pre-operative Care

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Hi I am wondering if anyone can help me figure out which of the following nursing diagnosis should I prioritize for my client undergoing appendectomy.

Fluid volume deficit ( He was started on IV already and needs to be NPO)

Ineffective breathing pattern ( O2 sat is 96% on 2 liters/min oxygen)

Acute Pain ( he was given morphine already)

Hyperthenmia ( Temp is 39.4, increase WBC)

Anxiety (looking pale and anxious)

He has a history of asthma, chronic smoker, obese

Why is it necessary to intervene with his fever before transfering him to OR?

Thanks for your help.

A fever means he's fighting off an infection and his body will be preoccupied with that instead of healing itself after a surgery.