Sickle cell disease is a common disease that can be contracted by people who are young, old or in between. This is a disorder that affects the blood. This disease is usually contracted because it has been passed down from one or both parents to their offspring. The main problem with sickle cell disorders is that the red blood cells and the hemoglobin in these cells are abnormal.
If someone comes into the hospital and a nurse is caring for this patient, the nurse needs to make sure that their patient is doing certain things in order to take care of themselves. One of the most important things they should do is to encourage the patient to increase their fluid intake to at least 200 milliliters per hour.
Encouraging fluid intake of at least 200mL per hour
It is important to keep the client in sickle cell crisis hydrated to prevent further sickling of the blood. Answer A is incorrect because a mechanical cuff places too much pressure on the arm. Answer C is incorrect because raising the knee gatch impedes circulation. Answer D is incorrect because Tylenol is too mild an analgesic for the client in crisis.