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Nursing Working Group Updates Guide

The Nurses Working Group (NWG) of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) recently updated many chapters of its Nurses’ Guide to Bleeding Disorders (NGBD), first published in 1995. The revised chapters and their authors are:


“Introduction to Bleeding Disorders,” by Regina Butler, RN                                                

“Introduction to von Willebrand Disease,” by Mary Lesh, RN, MS, CPNP

“Women with Bleeding Disorders,” by Judy Kauffman, RN, MS, CPNP

“Common Bleeding Episodes,” by Ellen White, RN, MSN

“Rare Coagulopathies,” by Jim Munn, RN, BSN, MS

“Treatment of Hemophilia A and B,” by Marianne McDaniel, RN                                      

“Prophylaxis,” by Joni Osip, RN, MS; and Kerry Hansen, RN, BS

“Emergency Room Care,” by Leticia Riley, RN, BSN; Mack Womack; RN, BSN; Susan Zappa, RN, CPN 

“Orthopedic Complications and Treatment Related to Chronic Hemarthrosis,” by Susan Geraghty, RN, MBA                                    

“Hepatitis and Hemophilia,” by Leticia Riley, RN, BSN; Mack Womack, RN, BSN     

“Inhibitor Development,” by Christine Guelcher, RN, PNP 

“Child Development with a Bleeding Disorder and Transition,” by Jocelyn Gorlin, RN, MSN, CPNP                            

“Teaching Children about Bleeding Disorders,” by Jocelyn Gorlin, RN, MSN, CPNP

“The Student with a Bleeding Disorder,” by Mary Lou Cygan, MSN, RN, CPNP                          

“Travel and Vacation Planning,” by Susan Hunter, RN, BSN                                          

“Wellness in Persons with Bleeding Disorders,” by Brenda Riske, RN, MS, MBA, MPA; and Rhonda Fritz, RN        

“Pain,” by Michelle Witkop, RN; Angela Lambing, RN; and Rhonda Fritz, RN    


NHF acknowledges the considerable time, effort and hard work undertaken by the NWG, individual authors and Carolyn Francis, RN, ANP, Nurse Coordinator at Georgetown University Hospital, Lombardi Cancer Center, in Washington, DC.


Access all NGBD chapters on the NHF Web site.





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