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heating pad is not applied to the cast or fingers. Cold fingers could indicate neurovascular impairment and the physician should
167. Anemia Pain crisis may be precipitated by infection, dehydration, hypoxia, trauma, or physical or emotional stress. The mother
of a child with sickle cell disease should encourage fluid intake of 1½ to 2 times the daily requirement to prevent dehydration.
168. Anemia The results of a complete blood cell count in children with iron deficiency anemia will show decreased hemoglobin
levels and microcytic and hypochromic red blood cells. The red blood cell count is decreased. The reticulocyte count is usually
normal or slightly elevated.
169. Anemia An oral iron supplement should be administered through a straw or medicine dropper placed at the back of the mouth
because the iron will stain the teeth. The parents should be instructed to brush or wipe the child¶s teeth after administration. Iron
is administered between meals because absorption is decreased if there is food in the st...
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