Episode 28: October 24, 2018 - Bleeding Disorders

Bleeding disorders affect thousands of children in the United States, and practitioners face multiple challenges in their management and treatment. Effective nursing care for patients with bleeding disorders requires that nurses understand the pathophysiology of the disease, recognize those who present in crisis, and possess the ability to manage acute complications aggressively. This podcast will provide an overview of bleeding disorders, discuss their diagnosis and management, and will delineate the role of the infusion nurse.

Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®

Nurse Specialist, Bleeding Disorders

Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®, is a nurse specialist in bleeding disorder therapies at Paragon Healthcare Specialty. Before her career in specialty pharmacy, Mrs. Smith spent many years caring for pediatric and adult patients in the emergency department. She has also worked in cardiology, general medicine, and outpatient surgery. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University and an MSN in nursing education from the University of North Alabama. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, now known as Sigma. 

Disclosure: This educational activity does not promote this entity or the products thereof. There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content for this activity except Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI® is employed by Paragon Healthcare, Inc., a specialty pharmacy that services hemophilia patients. Conflict of interest resolved.

Guest: 
Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI® 
Nurse Specialist, Bleeding Disorders

Bleeding disorders affect thousands of children in the United States, and practitioners face multiple challenges in their management and treatment. Effective nursing care for patients with bleeding disorders requires that nurses understand the pathophysiology of the disease, recognize those who present in crisis, and possess the ability to manage acute complications aggressively. This podcast will provide an overview of bleeding disorders, discuss their diagnosis and management, and will delineate the role of the infusion nurse.

Resource:
American Society of Hematology. Bleeding disorders. http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Bleeding.aspx. Accessed October 1, 2018. 


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