1. What Is Hematocrit? What Does Mrs. Jones Value Indicate?

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Question 1: What is hematocrit? What does Mrs. Jones’ value indicate?
Hematocrit is a blood test that provides information to the physician about the patient’s health that they are looking after about the amount of red blood cell in their blood. However, the measurement of hematocrit is determined by the size of the red blood cell and stated as the complete blood count in which the hemoglobin values are counted as well (Charles Patrick Davis, 2016). “The standard values of hematocrit for adult women are from 38%-46%” (Charles Patrick Davis, 2016) and “for the hemoglobin (altitude dependent) for a female based on conventional units are 12-16g/dL” (Jarvis, 2013). Mrs. Jones’ value for hematocrit is 30%, and hemoglobin is 10g/dL. Mrs. Jones’ lower
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Jones was shivering and there were rashes all over her body. The signs and symptoms can be seen within 24 hours of blood transfusion. Based on Mrs. Jones shivering indicated that she has fever and chills. Mrs. Jones can also suffer from the acute hemolytic reaction if she has symptoms such as low back pain, flushing, tachypnea, hypotension, vascular collapse, and bleeding. To manage these reactions, the transfusion needs to be stopped and draw blood samples for testing to avoid hemolysis reaction (Potter, 2014). “A hemolytic transfusion reaction is a serious complication that can occur after a blood transfusion. The reaction occurs when the red blood cells that were given during the transfusion are destroyed by the person 's immune system” (Transfusion reaction - hemolytic, …show more content…
Jones case she is suffering from the severe allergic reaction which was visible after one hour of another transfusion. The action can be taken by stopping the transfusion and providing the medication for the rashes to see the result if the drug works on an allergic reaction to fade away, then it falls under the minor allergic reaction (Service, 2016). It is important to get the assessment of Mrs. Jones’ vital signs such as blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration and heart rate and to keep monitoring to give her the right medication to avoid dangerous circumstances by providing the proper information to the

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