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Unformatted text preview: an increased tendency to bleed from mucous membranes. Assessment findings include epistaxis, gum bleeding,
easy bruising, and excessive menstrual bleeding. An elevated creatinine level is not associated with this disorder.
Immunocompromised children are unable to fight varicella adequately. Chickenpox can be deadly to the
immunocompromised child. If an immunocompromised child who has not had chickenpox is exposed to someone with varicella,
the child should receive varicella zoster immune globulin within 96 hours of exposure. Options 1, 3, and 4 are incorrect because
they do nothing to minimize the chances of developing the disease.
If a child is severely thrombocytopenic and has a platelet count less than 20,000/ L, bleeding precautions need
to be initiated because of the increased risk of bleeding or hemorrhage. The precautions include limiting activity that could result
in head injury, using soft toothbrushes or Toothettes, checking urine and stools for blood, and administering stool softeners to
prevent straining with constip...
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