Unformatted text preview: increase risk for GI BLEEDING Increase life span to 10-15 years -Avoid tight fitting clothes -Wear gloves outdoor -Contact HCP sign of infection -Take anticoagulant as prescribed -Elevate feet while sitting -stop activity in sign of chest pain -Use electric razor -Don’t floss/ use soft bristle Debris include: uric acid & K manifestation of GOUT & HYPERKALEMIA *PV is a cancer of the RBC w/ 3 major hallmarks: (1) Massive production of RBC, (2) excessive Leukocyte production, (3) Excessive production of platelets If left untreated, pt. w. PV have life expectant of 1-2 years Aggressive IV chemo is no longer recommended because of increased risk for inducing leukemia o HYDROXYUREA (ORAL CHEMO) may be prescribed for severe manifestation od the disease...
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- Spring '14
- Nursing, Platelet, high RBC levels