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Head injury in a haemophilia patient – Nursing considerations: a case report

Professor B. Sulochana
  • Associate Professor, Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal, India
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Published Online: 2018-04-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.17225/jhp00104

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.

Keywords: Bleeding; Brain injury; Haemophilia; Haemorrhage; Head injury; Nursing care

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Published Online: 2018-04-14


Citation Information: The Journal of Haemophilia Practice, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 1–3, ISSN (Online) 2055-3390, DOI: https://doi.org/10.17225/jhp00104.

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