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Keywords:

  • Hemophilia;
  • bleeding disorders;
  • rehabilitation

Abstract

Purpose

This article provides an overview of hemophilia, a chronic bleeding disorder.

Design

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.