What are nursing interventions for low hematocrit?
The patient with a low hematocrit needs increased amounts of protein and iron to help the bone marrow produce additional red blood cells. The nurse can encourage the patient to eat foods that are high in protein and iron, such as liver, egg yolk, beef, and dried fruits such as prunes and apricots.
What to Monitor with bumetanide?
Electrolyte depletion may be manifested by weakness, dizziness, mental confusion, anorexia, lethargy, vomiting and cramps. Treatment consists of replacement of fluid and electrolyte losses by careful monitoring of the urine and electrolyte output and serum electrolyte levels. Bumex is contraindicated in anuria.
Can Bumex cause thrombocytopenia?
Although manifestations of the pharmacologic action of Bumex, these conditions may become more pronounced by intensive therapy. Also reported have been thrombocytopenia (0.2%) and deviations in hemoglobin (0.8%), prothrombin time (0.8%), hematocrit (0.6%), WBC (0.3%) and differential counts (0.1%).
Does Bumex deplete sodium?
The potent diuretic effect of bumetanide can cause the loss of large amounts of body water leading to dehydration as well as the loss of electrolytes (for example, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium).
What does low HCT mean?
A lower than normal hematocrit can indicate: An insufficient supply of healthy red blood cells (anemia) A large number of white blood cells due to long-term illness, infection or a white blood cell disorder such as leukemia or lymphoma. Vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Recent or long-term blood loss.
When do you give Bumex?
2. Key facts
- It’s usual to take bumetanide once a day, in the morning or afternoon – or twice a day, in the morning and afternoon.
- Most people need to pee about 30 minutes after taking bumetanide, and again within a few hours.
- Do not take bumetanide after 4pm or you may have to wake up in the night to go to the toilet.
Is Bumex bad for kidneys?
The risk of adverse effects from Bumex is increased if your kidneys are not functioning properly. Therefore, kidney function should be monitored while taking Bumex.
What is Bumex used to treat?
Bumetanide is a type of medicine called a diuretic. It’s used to treat heart failure and the build up of fluid in your body (oedema). Diuretics are sometimes called “water pills/tablets” because they make you pee more. This helps get rid of extra fluid in your body.
How long can you take Bumex?
A dose of bumetanide works for about 6 hours. How long will I take it for? Depending on the reason why you’re taking bumetanide, you may have to take it for a long time, even for the rest of your life.
What happens if your hematocrit is low?
A low hematocrit level means the are too few red blood cells in the body. In these cases, a person may experience symptoms that signal anemia. Common symptoms include fatigue, weakness, and low energy. If a person has too many red blood cells, they have a high hematocrit level.