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Bone marrow biopsy training for nurses

04 November 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice

Education

A lack of formal bone marrow biopsy training for nurses led to the development of a course at the Royal Marsden for those working in haematology offering the...

Aspergillus infection control in caring for BMT patients

01 May 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Many complications can occur following a bone marrow transplantation including that of opportunistic fungal infections such as aspergillus. This article discusses...

Audit of a nurse-led bone marrow biopsy clinic

06 May 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

Aim This audit aimed to identify patients’ experience of a bone marrow procedure performed by the lymphoma clinical nurse specialist (CNS), particularly in relation...

Myelodysplastic syndromes: update and nursing considerations

12 May 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

CPD

This article provides nurses with an update on diagnosis, management and care of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a complex group of disorders of the...

Quality of life in stem cell transplant patients — a literature review

01 December 2007

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

High-dose chemotherapy with haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is associated with significant physical and psychosocial morbidity, potential mortality and slow...

‘Our patients feel safe’

24 July 2007

Nursing Standard

Feature

At a time when many trusts are slashing their education and training budgets, at least one London hospital ward is bucking the trend.

Nursing care of patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation

17 November 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

Stem cell transplantation (SCT) may be a treatment option for patients who have been diagnosed with a haemato-oncological condition, such as leukaemia, lymphoma or...

Addressing the psychosocial needs of young people with thalassaemia undergoing bone marrow transplantation

14 December 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

blood disorders

Beta thalassaemia major is an inherited condition that causes severe anaemia. Patients with the condition require regular blood transfusions. One curative treatment...