Bone marrow depression – Nursing assessments and considerations

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Bone marrow depression is an adverse effect of chemotherapy.

Bone marrow depression is characterized by sore throat; chills; fever; back pain; weakness; dark urine that is also associated with liver impairment; anemia that is characterized by low hematocrit, i.e., the percentage of RBCs per fluid volume of blood is reduced; thrombocytopenia that is characterized by low platelet or thrombocyte count, and leukopenia that is characterized by low white blood cell (leukocyte) count.

In case of bone marrow depression, nurses may consider monitor complete blood count (CBC) that is a blood test analyzing red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, hematocrit, and hemoglobin; rest; protection from infections, and avoidance of activities that could result in injury.

Zusammenfassung in deutscher Sprache (Summary in German language)

Knochenmarkdepression ist eine nachteilige Wirkung der Chemotherapie. Es kann mit Halsschmerzen, Schüttelfrost, Fieber, Rückenschmerzen, dunklem Urin, Anämie, Thrombozytopenie und Leukopenie verbunden sein.

Krankenschwestern können ein vollständiges Blutbild, Ruhe, Schutz vor Infektionen und die Vermeidung von Aktivitäten in Betracht ziehen, die zu Verletzungen führen können.

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