Care of the Chronically Ill Patient with a Bleeding Disorder
Version of Record online: 29 OCT 2013
© 2013 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 40, Issue 3, pages 197–206, May/June 2015
How to Cite
Barry, D. G. and Hibner, S. (2015), Care of the Chronically Ill Patient with a Bleeding Disorder. Rehabilitation Nursing, 40: 197–206. doi: 10.1002/rnj.129
- Issue online: 8 MAY 2015
- Version of Record online: 29 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 AUG 2013
- bleeding disorders;
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.
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.