The nurse reviews the lab results of a patient at risk for thrombocytopenia. The patient's platelet count is 175,000 cells/mm³. The next appropriate action by the nurse is to:

Document the normal results

Explanation

•The patient's platelet level is within normal range, the nurse should document this result.

•Normal platelet values range from 150,000-400,000 cells/mm³.

•Notifying the physician and placing the patient on bleeding precautions is not necessary.

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