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Low levels of H&H indicate what after surgery?
Blood loss, or fluid overload
What is indicated if Hct <28?
400 mL EBL (estimated blood loss) results in how many points decreased?
3 points decrease in Hct.
Two units of blood (500 mL) should raise Hct how much?
about 4 points
Low H&H indicate what?
Pt is anemic. This is a problem because our RBCs carry oxygen. Reduced RBC's affect ability to heal and to perfuse and to oxygenate.
High WBCs indicate what?
infection or going to be infected or they're fighting off something
Low WBCs indicate what?
They are susceptible to infection.
Low Platelets indicate what?
Chemo, and decreased clotting
Low or high levels of Potassium indicate what?
High can be renal failure
Low can be diuretics or diet
Classic signs of low sodium are:
And caused by?
Confusion or throwing up caused by diuretics and gastric losses
PT/PTT indicates what?
Increased levels indicate what?
Indicates coagulation status
BUN and creatinine give information about what and how does it affect surgery?
Renal function and can indicate starvation. Meds are going to not be metabolized normally.
Normal lab levels for Hgb
Normal lab levels for Hct
Normal lab levels for WBC
Normal lab levels for Platelets
Normal lab levels for K+
Normal lab levels for Na+
Normal lab levels for PT
Normal lab levels for PTT
Normal lab levels for BUN
Normal lab levels for Cr
Detects presence of abnormalities such as an excess amount of protein, blood, pus, bacteria and sugar.Can help to detect a variety of kidney and urinary tract disorders, including chronic kidney disease, diabetes, bladder infections and kidney stones.
Noninvasive test that creates pictures of the structures inside your chest, such as your heart, lungs, and blood vessels.
A test that records the electrical activity of the heart.
Normal Lab values for RBC's
Male: 4.7 to 6.1 million cells per microliter (cells/mcL)
Female: 4.2 to 5.4 million cells/mcL
35 - 45
21 - 28 mEq/L
Normal lab for calcium
8.5 to 10.2 mg/dL.
ALT (alanine aminotransferase)
3-35 IU/L or 8 to 20 units/L
AST (aspartate aminotransferase)
ALP (alkaline phosphatase)
0.1 to 1.0 mg/dL
Presence of hepatitis A virus antibodies (anti-HAV) indicates:
Presence of hepatitis A
Presence of immunoglobulin M antibodies (IgM) indicates:
Inflammation of the liver
Presence of immunoglobulin G antibodies (IgG) indicates:
Permanent immunity to hepatitis A
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