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1

which ages have an increased risk

6-36 months
premature infants
adolescents

2

what is the normal hemoglobin value

11.5-14.5

3

what is the hemoglobin value with mild iron anemia

9.5-11.5

4

what is the hemoglobin value with moderate iron anemia

8-9.4

5

what is the hemoglobin value with severe iron anemia

< 8

6

what is the normal hematocrit value

35-43%

7

what is the name for immature RBC

reticulocyte

8

would the reticulocyte value be increased or decreased

increased

9

what does a stool guiac test for

blood in the stool

10

which test tells exactly what is missing with iron anemia

hemoglobin electrophoresis

11

what are some s/s

pallor
fatigue
irritability
SOB
cold
spoon shaped fingernails
learning delays

12

which 2 iron supplements may be given

ferrous sulfate
fer-in-sol

13

which vitamin increases the absorption of iron

vitamin C

14

what should cow's milk consumption be limited to

16-24 oz/day

15

what is given IM or IV for pt's who cannot tolerate PO iron

iron dextran

16

what are side effects of iron therapy

teeth staining
dark/green stool

17

what should you teach the parent to do when administering iron

give between meals/on empty stomach
give with citrus juice
brush teeth afterwards