Increased urinary output.
Decreased blood pressure.
Worsening chest pain that began earlier in the evening.
History of cerebral hemorrhage.
History of prior myocardial infarction.
Increases fitness and prevents future heart attacks.
Prevents DVT (deep vein thrombosis).
Ask the patient to lie down on the exam table.
Draw blood for chemistry panel and arterial blood gas (ABG).
Send the patient for a chest x-ray.
Check blood pressure.
“Stop taking the nitroglycerin and see if the headaches improve.”
“Go to the emergency department to be checked because nitroglycerin can cause bleeding in the brain.”
“Headaches are a frequent side effect of nitroglycerine because it causes vasodilation.”
“The headaches are unlikely to be related to the nitroglycerin. so you should see your doctor for further investigation.”
The symptoms may be the result of anemia caused by chemotherapy.
The patient may be immunosuppressed.
The patient may be depressed.
The patient may be dehydrated.
The diet is providing adequate sources of iron and requires no changes.
The patient should add meat to her diet; a vegetarian diet is not advised.
The patient should use iron cookware to prepare foods. such as dark-green. leafy vegetables and legumes. which are high in iron.
A cup of coffee or tea should be added to every meal.
Transfusion reaction is most likely immediately after the infusion is completed.
PRBCs are best infused slowly through a 20g. IV catheter.
PRBCs should be flushed with a 5% dextrose solution.
A nurse should remain in the room during the first 15 minutes of infusion.