Anemia Nursing Care Plan

Anemia of Chronic Disease Anemia is a condition in which your body does not have enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to your tissues. Symptoms: Fatigue weakness Pale skin Irregular or fast heart rate Shortness of Breath Chest pain Dizziness Headache Cognitive Problems Cold extremities Headache Nursing Diagnosis: #1 Activity Intolerance related to anemia and decreased oxygen carrying […]

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Types of blood components

Types of Blood Components:   Whole Blood Provides all blood components, although clotting factors deteriorate if product is older than 24 hours Must be ABO compatible Comes in 500 mL volumes Give 20 mL/kg in children Packed Red Blood Cells Elevates HGB levels by 1 g/dl and HCT by 3% per unit Best blood product to rapidly elevate oxygen carrying […]

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