NCLEX RN Practice Question # 561

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 561.







  • Iron deficiency anemia is a condition that develops as a result of an inadequate amount of serum iron.
  • Anemia predisposes the client to postpartum infection.


  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Pallor
  • Tachycardia
  • Hemoglobin value is usually less than 10 g/dL; hematocrit value is usually less than 30%.


  • Monitor hemoglobin and hematocrit levels every
  • 2 weeks.
  • Administer and instruct the client about iron and folic acid supplements.
  • Instruct the client to take iron with a source of vitamin C to increase its absorption and to avoid taking iron with tea.
  • Instruct the client to eat foods high in iron, folic acid, and protein.
  • Teach the client to monitor for signs and symptoms of infection.
  • Prepare to administer parenteral iron; this may be prescribed for severe anemia.
  • Prepare to administer blood transfusions for severe anemia, if prescribed.
  • Prepare for the administration of oxytocic medications in the postpartum period if excessive bleeding is a concern.

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