Haematology Nursing

Haematology Nursing


Edited by Marvelle Brown, Edited by Tracey Cutler

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 244mm x 16mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1405169966
  • ISBN 13: 9781405169967
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 174,547

Product description

Haematology Nursing is a comprehensive handbook, with anursing focus, on the care and management of patients withhaematological disorders. Divided into four sections, the firstprovides an introduction to haematology, looking at haemopoiesis,immunology and genetics. Section Two covers non-malignanthaematology, including anaemia, haemoglobinopathies andhaemochromatosis. Section Three explores the pathophysiology, careand management of myeloproliferative and lymphoproliferativedisorders, including leukaemia, myeloma, and lymphoma. Thefinal section provides information on various nursing careinterventions, including blood transfusion, venous access devices,and palliative care. Aimed principally at nurses working in a variety of settingsincluding haematology/oncology wards, medical/haematology wards,specialist bone marrow transplant centres, and community settings,Haematology Nursing is an essential and much-neededreference guide.

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Author information

Marvelle Brown is a Macmillan Senior Lecturer in Haematology and Programme Leader for BSc(Hons) professional practice degrees, has worked in haematology nursing for 12 years. She entered nurse education in 1991 and specialises as a lecturer for the Clinical Haematology degree for nurses at the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Thames Valley University in Ealing. Marvelle has spoken widely at nursing conferences both nationally and internationally and features regularly in the nursing press including the RCN publication Cancer Nursing Practice. Tracey Jane Burgoyne is Senior Lecturer/Practitioner in Haematology at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, and is programme director for the degree level study in Haematology, Cancer Care and Palliative Care and runs the Haematology and chemotherapy courses.

Table of contents

Contributors vii Foreword x Section 1 Introduction to haematology 1 1 Understanding haemopoiesis 3 Marvelle Brown 2 Immunology 22 Jane Richardson and Tracey Cutler 3 Genes and haematology 37 Gwyneth Morgan 4 The cell 50 Louise Knight Section 2 Non-malignant haematology 61 Anaemia 5 Aplastic anaemia: pathophysiology, care and management63 Audrey Yandle 6 Nutritional anaemia: pathophysiology, care and management79 Marvelle Brown 7 Acquired haemolytic anaemia: pathophysiology, care andmanagement 96 Marvelle Brown 8 Inherited haemolytic anaemia: pathophysiology, care andmanagement 107 Marvelle Brown Haemoglobinopathies 9 Sickle cell disease and thalassaemia: pathophysiology, careand management 117 Marvelle Brown Haemochromatosis 10 Haemochromatosis: pathophysiology, care and management150 Jan Green Section 3 Myeloproliferative and lymphoproliferativedisorders 163 11 Polycythaemia: pathophysiology, care and management 165 Marvelle Brown 12 The myelodysplastic syndromes: pathophysiology, care andmanagement 171 Jackie Green 13 Acute leukaemia: pathophysiology, care and management183 Jackie Green 14 Chronic leukaemia: pathophysiology, care and management195 Samantha Toland 15 Multiple myeloma: pathophysiology, care and management202 Marvelle Brown 16 Lymphoma: pathophysiology, care and management 217 Tracey Cutler Section 4 Nursing care interventions 233 17 Blood transfusion 235 Jan Green 18 Venous access devices 261 Janice Gabriel 19 Chemotherapy and monoclonal antibodies 275 Alison Simons and Tracey Cutler 20 Haemopoietic stem cell transplant 287 Tracey Cutler 21 Palliative care in haematology 300 Dion Smyth Glossary of terms 314 Index 317