Interpreting Basic Labs (Part II)
The CBC gives you important information about your client. You are always evaluating the current CBC
(and other labs) and looking for significant _changes_ from baseline. Lets look at a fairly
healthy 74-year-old clie
Antigens are special compounds found on the surfaces of all cells in the body.
Antigens help the body determine if a cell belongs in your body OR if it is a foreign cell
and should be attacked and destroyed.
Infection, Immunity & Antibiotics
White Blood Cells
There are three main types of blood cells: red _blood_ _cells_ ( _RBCs ), platelets, and _White
Blood Cell_s ( WBCs). Remember that all blood cells start out as a blood stem c
Administration of Blood Products
Mrs. Pringle is a 49-year-old who comes to the ER with GI bleeding. She responds
slowly but appropriately to verbal stimuli and is oriented X3 (person, _place_ and
time). What information does the nurse need first?
Cancer Treatment I
Cancer is a disease process involving uncontrolled cell growth with spread of abnormal cells - often to
distant sites in the body. The goal of cancer treatment is to kill as many cancer cells as possible perhaps even curing the d