Week 11: Hematologic Disorders (Med-Surg 2019)
This lecture tackles the complex system of how new blood cells are created and distributed throughout the body, and the various ways in which hematologic disorders may disrupt that process. Understanding the physiology will help you to identify the best nursing interventions when caring for a patient with a hematologic disorder.
Week 11 begins on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Discuss major 'cytopenias'.
- Describe hematologic malignancies.
- Identify appropriate nursing interventions when caring for a patient with a hematologic disorder.
Lenise Taylor, RN, MN, AOCNS, BMTCN
Hematologic Malignancies Clinical Nurse Specialist, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA