236 Cancer Treatment Concepts S14(1).docx

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Cancer Treatment Concepts Treatment Methods Bone Marrow Suppression Decreased Red Blood decreased oxygenation, decreased iron/anemia -S/SX : pale, fatigue, shortness of breath, dizzy/lightheaded, decreased BP/increased HR/decreased pulse ox -Nursing Implications : supplemental oxygen/iron, monitor VS plan for rest, energy conservation, monitor Hct/Hgb, blood transfusion, hydration Decreased Platelets: decreased clotting factors -S/SX : increased risk of bleeding, bruising -Nursing Implications : monitor VS (manual BP), daily weights, soft toothbrush, electric razor, gloves, socks/slippers/footwear, fall precautions, I/Os-assess for blood in urine, emesis, stool, asses for acute bleeding-apply pressure/ice for vasoconstriction if possible Decreased White Blood Cells: decreased white blood cells (especially neutrophils-first responders of innate immunity), increased risk of infection - S/SX : fever/elevated temperature chills -Nursing Implications : monitor VS, labs-ANC (absolute neutrophil Katelynn Dougherty
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  • Spring '14
  • Brinkley
  • Hematology, Chemotherapy, Bone marrow, Katelynn Dougherty

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