Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Fall 2014

Document Type

Project

Course Number

NURS 5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

John D. Chovan, James R. Cacchillo

Keywords

Hemophilia, Treatment Modalities, Blood Diseases

Subject Categories

Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases | Medical Pathology | Nursing

Abstract

Hemophilia is a sex-linked recessive coagulation disorder that varies in severity. The implications and complications of hemophilia can be life threatening; pathology is usually diagnosed during childhood and adequate management is essential in maintaining health. Advanced practice nurses treat a variety of hemophilia patients in varying roles throughout the lifespan as hemostasis is a constant physiologic process. Thorough knowledge of the pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, and treatment modalities related to hemophilia is necessary to provide the highest level of comprehensive medical care to such patients. Hemophilia care is continued throughout the lifespan, and newer research indicates that current treatment modalities can initiate further pathophysiologic processes that can require additional medical care and vigilance.

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