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Haemophilia: the facts

06 October 1999

Nursing Standard

CPD

Although the majority of adults and children with haemophilia are registered at designated specialist centres, many will come into contact with nurses who are...

Blood and the classification of anaemia

06 June 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article gives a brief overview of the function and composition of blood, focusing on the red blood cell and the development of the various types of anaemia....

Von Willebrand disorder

14 April 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Von Willebrand disorder (VWD) is a disorder of blood coagulation. It has similarities with haemophilia but with some important differences which are described in...

Management of chronic iron overload

01 September 2002

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Chronic iron overload is a condition most often seen in children who have increased dietary iron absorption and/or are receiving regular blood transfusions. Many...

Management of chronic iron overload

01 September 2002

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Chronic iron overload is a condition most often seen in children who have increased dietary iron absorption and/or are receiving regular blood transfusions. Many...

The role of fatigue in multiple myeloma

01 November 2004

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

The many facets of multiple myeloma, especially in the later stages of the illness, remain a great challenge for nurses. This article provides an overview of this...

Understanding sickle cell disorders

01 April 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

More than 12,500 people in England have sickle cell disorders. This article explains how these disorders can be inherited and discusses the associated clinical...

Cancer-related anaemia and fatigue:assessment and treatment

23 May 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science oncology nursing

Anaemia is common in patients with cancer, but is often under-diagnosed and under-treated. Fatigue is frequently associated with cancer-related anaemia and has a...

Understanding sickle cell disorders

20 April 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

More than 12,500 people in England have sickle cell disorders. This article explains how these disorders can be inherited and discusses the associated clinical...

Should nurses prescribe blood components?

06 June 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore the feasibility of nurses prescribing blood components. Method Using a convenience snowball sample, a UK-wide questionnaire survey was undertaken to...