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What are the nursing interventions for thrombocytopenia?

What are the nursing interventions for thrombocytopenia?

Nursing interventions. Nursing interventions include prevention, early identification, and management of thrombocytopenia and its complications. Take steps to minimize the patient’s risk of injury, as by preventing falls, reducing the bleeding risk, and preventing infection.

How do you care for a patient with thrombocytopenia?

How is thrombocytopenia managed or treated?

  1. Blood transfusion to temporarily increase platelet levels in your blood.
  2. Splenectomy or removal of the spleen.
  3. Steroids (prednisone or dexamethasone), immunoglobulins (antibody proteins), and other medications that reduce platelet destruction and stimulate platelet production.

What is ITP nursing?

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), now more commonly referred to as immune thrombocytopenia, is defined as a hemorrhagic disorder in which there is a pronounced reduction in circulating blood platelets due to the presence in blood plasma of a substance that agglutinates platelets.

How can we increase platelets in blood?

8 Things That Can Increase Your Blood Platelet Count

  1. Eating more leafy greens.
  2. Eating more fatty fish.
  3. Increasing folate consumption.
  4. Avoiding alcohol.
  5. Eating more citrus.
  6. Consuming more iron-rich foods.
  7. Trying a chlorophyll supplement.
  8. Avoiding vitamin E and fish oil supplements.

When should thrombocytopenia be treated?

Common Etiologies of Thrombocytopenia with Clinical Findings and Suggested Treatment

Etiology Severity
Disseminated intravascular coagulation Severe
Drug-induced thrombocytopenia Moderate to severe
Gestational thrombocytopenia Mild
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia Mild to moderate

Why would a patient be on bleeding precautions?

Bleeding precautions mean you have to take extra care because you are at a high risk for bleeding. This may be because of an illness or because of a drug you are taking.

Why would someone be on bleeding precautions?

Some medications such as Aspirin can interfere with the function of platelets and can increase risk of bleeding even when the platelet count is normal. It is very important to take precautions to reduce risk of bleeding if you have a low platelet count.

What are the four mechanisms of thrombocytopenia?

Thrombocytopenia can occur by four general mechanisms: (1) decreased production of platelets, (2) consumption of circulating platelets, (3) sequestration of platelets, and (4) increased destruction of circulating platelets or megakaryocytes.