The patient is admitted with acute pancreatitis, he is
complaining of severe abdominal pain and nausea. He has hyperactive bowel sounds and abdominal distention. His temp is 103F BP is
86/40mmHg. His WBC count is over 20,000/mL. He is jaundiced, the nurse notes a bluish discoloration around the umbilical area. Which of the following is indicated first in managing this patient?
admin of fluids to manage hypotension