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Discharging survivors with good prognosis

08 September 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice


Discharging cancer survivors from long-term follow up is controversial. This article explores an initiative devised by a clinical nurse specialist at South Tyneside...

Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation part 1

27 November 1996

Nursing Standard

Cancer nursing

Conventional treatment tor cancer usually consists of surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy to eradicate malignant cells. Doses of drugs and radiotherapy are...

Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation part 2

04 December 1996

Nursing Standard

Cancer nursing

Multiple cycles of chemotherapy can significantly reduce some tumours. However, doses may be limited due to serious haematological toxicity. White blood cell and...

Improving haematology care in Wales

17 April 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Care for patients with a malignant haematological disorder in Wales has been revised significantly since the mid-1990s. Recommendations from expert groups stated...

Audit of a nurse-led bone marrow biopsy clinic

06 May 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


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

Extending the role of a senior haematology or oncology nurse

06 October 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice


A collaborative project between NHS Blood and Transplant and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service identified no legal barriers to stop nurses authorising...

Myelodysplastic syndromes: update and nursing considerations

12 May 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice


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...

Nursing care, education and support for patients with neutropenia

23 July 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Neutropenia is reduced white blood cell count. It is a side effect of cytotoxic chemotherapy for cancer and haematological patients. This article aims to help...

Nurse-led clinics for haematological disorders

07 December 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & science

Myeloproliferative neoplasms are chronic haematological disorders and many patients require long-term care and follow up. The recent development of haematology...

Antifibrinolytics (lysine analogues) for the prevention of bleeding in people with haematological disorders

01 November 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Summary statement The mission of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) is to improve health outcomes through increasing the use of the Cochrane Library and...