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Phagocytosis

Process by which WBCs engulf and kill organisms

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Segmented neutrophil

Mature neutrophil

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Band

Immature neutrophil

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B cells

Lymphocyte subtype

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Stem cells

Non differentiated immature blood cell found in bone marrow

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Leukocytes

White blood cells

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Leukopenia

White blood cell count <4000/ul

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Neutropenia

Absolute neutrophil count <1000/ul

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Bone marrow

Soft material that fills the central core of bones

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Left shift

Increase in immature neutrophils in the blood, usually caused from bacterial infections

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Describe what a UAP and LVN can do.

1) A UAP can generally assist with basic care measures, such as obtaining routine vital signs on stable patients, feeding and assisting patients at mealtimes, ambulating stable patients, and helping patients with bathing and hygiene
2) An LVN can administer medications, perform sterile procedures, and provide a wide variety of interventions planned by the RN

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Room 2A: 44-year-old male admitted with a non-healing abdominal wound after gastric bypass. The wound has a negative pressure wound therapy system that needs to be changed this shift.
What determination do you need to make before assigning care of the patient in Room 2A?

RNs and LVNs may change a negative pressure wound therapy system after proper training and documented competency. Therefore, you would need to assess whether the other RN and LVN had been through the necessary training to perform the dressing change.