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Anemia. Semin Oncol Nurs 1996 Feb;12(1):2-14

Date

02/01/1996

Pubmed ID

8650439

DOI

10.1016/s0749-2081(96)80014-3

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0030077815   1 Citation

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the disorders that cause anemia and to review clinical and laboratory assessment and medical and nursing management of the anemic patient.

DATA SOURCES: Published articles and book chapters that pertain to red blood cell physiology and the major causes and types of anemia.

CONCLUSIONS: Advances in molecular and genetic aspects of anemia are leading to new developments in the diagnosis and management of all types of anemia. Symptomatic relief to maintain quality of life is essential for all anemic patients.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Nurses can play a major role in the supportive care of patients with anemia through interventions related to pharmacological therapy, blood transfusions, nutritional counseling, and symptom management.

Author List

Erickson JM

Author

Jeanne M. Erickson PhD, RN Associate Professor in the College of Nursing department at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Anemia
Blood Transfusion
Drug Monitoring
Erythrocytes
Hematinics
Humans