Sunday, September 16, 2007


With polycytemia vera, lab results show an increase in bone marrow iron and a decrease in hemoglobin, leukocytes and uric acid.

False. Polycytemia vera is an abnormal increase in circulating red blood cells. Lab data would show a decrease in bone marrow iron and an increase in hemoglobin, leukocytes, uric acid, hematocrit, RBC's and platelets.


With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, the main risk of infection is related to _____________ or ____________ transmission.

(droplet, airborne)

General anesthesia is administered to a client prior to surgery. Which of the following drugs, if taken by the client, could create a hazardous drug interaction:

A. Prozac
B. Coumadin
C. Aspirin
D. A, B or C could cause hazardous drug interactions.

Answer: D. With Prozac, liver and renal functions must be monitored. Coumadin could increase bleeding times which may result in excessive blood loss or hemorrhage. Aspirin could decrease platelet aggregation and may result in increased bleeding.

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