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Care of the Chronically Ill Patient with a Bleeding Disorder

Barry, Detrice Green PhD, MSN, RN1; Hibner, Sandra MSN, RN2

Rehabilitation Nursing Journal: May 2015 - Volume 40 - Issue 3 - p 197–206
doi: 10.1002/rnj.129
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Purpose: This article provides an overview of hemophilia, a chronic bleeding disorder.

Design: The epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, complications, and management of hemophilia are described. Collaborative care using the Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) Comprehensive Care Model is presented in a case study.

Conclusions/Clinical Relevance: Rehabilitation nurses may encounter patients across the lifespan with bleeding disorders and with basic hemophilia knowledge; coordination with the HTC can provide high-quality care for positive outcomes.

1 Wright State University–Miami Valley, College of Nursing and Health, Dayton, OH, USA

2 The Children's Medical Center of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA

Accepted 7 August 2013

Correspondence

Detrice G. Barry, Assistant Professor, Wright State University – Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health, 3640 Colonel Glen Highway, Dayton, OH 45435-0001.

E-mail: detrice.barry@wright.edu

© 2015 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.
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