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1

What is polycythemia vera?

Disorder that results in Increased number of erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets. Result = thick blood

2

What will the client complain of?

Headache, SOB, weakness

3

ON assessment, what will you find?

Purple/red complexion, enlarged spleen, increased hemoglobin

4

With polycythemia, will clot time be increased or decreased?

Increased

5

What is the main treatment?

Phlebotomy (blood draws several times a year)

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