Care of the Chronically Ill Patient with a Bleeding Disorder


  • Detrice Green Barry PhD, MSN, RN,

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    1. Wright State University–Miami Valley, College of Nursing and Health, Dayton, OH, USA
    • Correspondence

      Detrice G. Barry, Assistant Professor, Wright State University – Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health, 3640 Colonel Glen Highway, Dayton, OH 45435-0001.


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  • Sandra Hibner MSN, RN

    1. The Children's Medical Center of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA
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This article provides an overview of hemophilia, a chronic bleeding disorder.


The epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, complications, and management of hemophilia are described. Collaborative care using the Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) Comprehensive Care Model is presented in a case study.

Conclusions/Clinical Relevance

Rehabilitation nurses may encounter patients across the lifespan with bleeding disorders and with basic hemophilia knowledge; coordination with the HTC can provide high-quality care for positive outcomes.