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NCLEX Practice Questions - Sickle Cell Anemia with Answer & Rationale

NCLEX Practice Questions -  Sickle Cell Anemia with Answer & Rationale

NCLEX Practice Questions -  Sickle Cell Anemia 

In Hospital Nurse is attending a 43 year old African American male patient who is admitted with disease sickle cell anemia. Nurse plans to assess the circulation in the lower extremities after every 2 hours. For this purpose which outcome criteria would be used by nurse ??
  • A. Body temperature of patient is 99°F or less
  • B. Sensation reported when soles of feet are touched
  • C. Toes moved in active range of motion
  • D. Capillary refill of < Three seconds

Answer D is correct for this NCLEX Question

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It is very important to assess the extremities for blood vessel occlusion in the patient with disease sickle cell anemia due to a change in capillary refill would indicate a change in circulation. Body temperature, motion, and sensation would not give information regarding peripheral circulation; therefore, other answers A, B, & C are not correct.

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