This course has been designed for healthcare professionals administering and/or caring for patients with bleeding disorders. Although the patient may receive long-term care at a physician’s office or Hemophilia Treatment Center, day-to-day care occurs at home, school, work, camp, etc. All clinicians involved in infusing antihemophilic agents and those caring for patients receiving these medications need a working knowledge of the diagnoses for which they are given, proper storage, preparation and administration, and disposal, as well as appropriate interventions, and the psychological implications of having these diseases and receiving treatment for them. Education related specifically to bleeding disorders is crucial to the safe and effective care of these patients.
State Boards of Nursing have varying positions on the role of the LPN/LVN in the administration of infusion therapy, including the administration of antihemophilic agents. A link to each state board of nursing is listed here. Competency requirements are obtained and maintained through the nurse’s employer, facility, or institution.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: More Common Bleeding Disorders
Chapter 3: Treatment
Chapter 4: Less Common Factor Deficiencies
Chapter 5: Ramifications of Bleeding Disorders
Chapter 6: Inhibitors
Chapter 7: The Future of Bleeding Disorder Treatment
Chapter 8: The Role of the Nurse
Chapter 9: Treatment Administration
Chapter 10: References
Pamela Clark, CRNI, is an infusion nurse with the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She has more than 35 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.Read Full Bio