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Chapter 27 and 28

Nursing Care of Patients With Hematologic and Lymphatic Disorders, MSI

Excess alcohol intake can lead to: Folic-acid deficiency anemia
Bloody or black bowel movements can indicate: Low platelet levels or clotting factor deficiency
A reduced RBC count can cause: Dyspnea
Swollen lymph nodes may indicate: Inflammation, infection, or some cancers
Dietary deficiencies can lead to: Anemia or altered immune responses
Red Blood Cell count normal range Male: 4.71-5.14 million/mm3 Female: 4.2-4.87 million/mm3
Hematocrit cellular portion of blood
Hematocrit normal range Male: 43%-49% Female: 38%-44%
Hemoglobin Reflects oxygen-carrying capacity of blood
Hemoglobin normal range Male: 13.2-17.3 g/100 mL Female: 11.7-15.5 g/100 mL
WBCs normal range 4500-11,000/mm3
WBCs are increased in: Infection
Normal Prothrombin time (PT) Male: 9.6-11.8 seconds Female: 9.5-11.3 seconds
Therapeutic range PT 1.5-2.0 times normal for patient on warfarin (Coumadin) therapy
INR Less than 1.3
Therapeutic level INR 2.0-3.0 for patient on warfarin (Coumadin)
aPTT normal range 25-39 seconds
aPTT therapeutic range 1.5-2.0 times normal on heparin therapy
PT and INR relate to what therapy? warfarin (Coumadin)
aPTT relates to what therapy? Heparin therapy
Created by: loweunde