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    Normal Lab Values Reference Guide

    Knowing the different normal lab values is an important step in making an informed clinical decision as a nurse.

    Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Iron deficiency anemia develops when body stores of iron drop too low to support normal red blood cell (RBC) production.

    Thalassemia

    The term thalassemia is applied to a variety of inherited blood disorders characterized by deficiencies in the rate of production of specific globin chains in hemoglobin.

    Blood Anatomy and Physiology

    Blood is the “river of life” that surges within us. It transports everything that must be carried from one place to another within the body- nutrients, wastes (headed for elimination from the body) and body heat through blood vessels. Long before modern medicine, blood was viewed as magical, because when it drained from the body, life departed as well.

    5 Peptic Ulcer Disease Nursing Care Plans

    The nursing goals of a client with a peptic ulcer disease include reducing or eliminating contributing factors, promoting comfort measures, promoting optimal nutrition, decreasing anxiety with increased knowledge of disease, management, and prevention of ulcer recurrence and preventing complications. Here are five (5) nursing care plans (NCP) for peptic ulcer disease:

    4 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Nursing Care Plans

    The following are the common nursing care planning and goals for clients with DIC: maintenance of hemodynamic status, maintenance of intact skin and oral mucosa, maintenance of fluid balance, maintenance of tissue perfusion, prevention of complications. Here are four (4) nursing care plans (NCP) for disseminated intravascular coagulation:

    Anemia

    Anemia is a condition in which the hemoglobin concentration is lower than normal.

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