Anemia is a medical condition that is characterized by a low red blood cell count. These cells are responsible for transporting oxygen to every part of the body and take back carbon dioxide to the lungs for removal. Since oxygen is the fuel needed to burn glucose and other nutrients to produce the energy needed by the body, a low RBC count means that your body will be weaker than it should be. Furthermore, you will not be able to engage in any strenuous activities, such as running or jogging because your RBC cannot supply enough oxygen to meet the body’s energy needs. Doctors normally prescribe anabolic steroids to help increase the RBC count of anemic patients, thereby treating the illness. However, continued use of steroids will be required.
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When working in a facility, never skip or make up a number for blood pressure to add to patients chart. This could be deadly. If you are using a electronic cuff and get a reading that is way too high to be possible, or get a reading that is way out of range of the patients usual number, you will have to do it manually. If you are still getting an unusual reading it is time to get the hall nurse and they will do a BP check to see if your findings were correct. This can mean the difference between your patient living or dying. Keep this in mind while doing all your vital checks and be a responsible caregiver!
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