The nurse is performing an admission assessment on a client with thrombocytopenia. Which signs and symptoms and lab findings would the nurse expect to see in this client?

Select all that apply.
  1. epistaxis
  2. petechiae
  3. vomiting blood
  4. elevated hematocrit
  5. increased platelet count
Numbers 1, 2, and 3 are correct.
Rationale: Clients with thrombocytopenia have decreased platelets. The nurse would expect to see signs of bleeding such as epistaxis, petechiae, and vomiting blood. Hematocrit and platelet count would both be decreased in this client.