Online Education | Med-Surg | Hematologic Disorders

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Hematological Disorders

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.


photo of the speakerLenise Taylor, RN, MN, AOCNS, BMTCN
Hematologic Malignancies Clinical Nurse Specialist, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA



Comments from Past Participants

"The information on leukemias and myleomas was very helpful, as I am seeing more of these patients admitted to my rural facility. While I feel comfortable with the nursing care and infection prevention measures for these folks, reviewing the pathophysiology behind the disease will assist in delivering the best evidence-based care."

"I found the review of hematopoiesis most helpful. This is a complex subject that I have always struggled to understand, but the speaker did a great job explaining it."


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Discuss major 'cytopenias'.
  2. Describe hematologic malignancies.
  3. Identify appropriate nursing interventions when caring for a patient with a hematologic disorder.

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 2.16 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 2.16 Contact hours


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