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How to undertake a blood component transfusion

30 July 2018

Nursing Standard

Blood

Rationale and key points Blood component transfusion, commonly referred to as ‘blood transfusion’, is a general term for the transfusion of red blood cells,...

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....

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...

Understanding blood groups and transfusion in nursing practice

06 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

A donation of whole blood can be processed into red cells, platelets, fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate. This processing permits individual blood components to...

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...

Understanding blood groups and transfusion in nursing practice

31 March 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

A donation of whole blood can be processed into red cells, platelets, fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate. This processing permits individual blood components to...

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...

Cancer-related anaemia and fatigue: assessment and treatment

17 May 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

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...