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Nurses' Guide to Bleeding Disorders

The Nurses' Guide to Bleeding Disorders is a revision and expansion of the 1995 Hemophilia Nursing Handbook. Now incorporating von Willebrand disease and other bleeding disorders, the guide has been prepared under the supervision of the National Hemophilia Foundation’s Nursing Working Group. It is intended to provide comprehensive information as well as practical ideas to assist nurses at all levels in caring for patients with bleeding disorders. The guide is designed to be both an introduction to nurses new to coagulation and a resource for more experienced nurses. Topics covered in the guide include the following: Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease therapy, women and bleeding disorders, rare coagulopathies, prophylaxis, venous access devices, emergency room care, orthopedic complications and treatment, hepatitis and HIV/AIDS, inhibitors to factor VIII and factor IX, enhancing development in the child with a bleeding disorder, travel and vacation planning, insurance coverage, and wellness. A current major revision is being undertaken by the members of the Nursing Working Group and the chapter authors.