Head injury in a haemophilic – Nursing considerations: a case report

Sulochana, B and Varghese, Roseminu and Menon, Girish (2017) Head injury in a haemophilic – Nursing considerations: a case report. The Journal of Haemophilia Practice, 4 (1). pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

A person with haemophilia is at risk of intracranial haemorrhage caused by spontaneous or traumatic events, potentially resulting in long-term disability. Early initiation of timely treatment is essential to prevent this. In developing countries, morbidity and mortality is common in intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) cases with haemophilia as a result of patients and family members having inadequate knowledge, lack of awareness regarding referral, lack of availability of treatment products, and delays in the treatment decision. These barriers can potentially be managed by the haemophilia nurse taking responsibility for the coordination of care. This case report addresses the nurse-coordinated care of a haemophilic patient with ICH in a developing country, and may provide insight into the benefits of a haemophilia nurse undertaking a coordinating role.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bleeding; brain injury; haemophilia; haemorrhage; head injury; nursing care.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Neuro Surgery
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Fundamentals of Nursing
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 29 May 2018 11:28
Last Modified: 29 May 2018 11:28
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/151195

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