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Hematology & Immunology Nursing Actions - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our expert instructors explain several nursing actions related to immunology and hematology. As you study these short and simple lessons, you'll become familiar with nursing protocols for blood transfusions, plasmapheresis, exchange transfusions and more. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Explain nursing protocols for blood transfusions
- Tell how plasmapheresis helps with pain management
- Explain the exchange transfusion protocols
- Describe the protocols for leukocyte depletion and blood conservation procedures
The chapter comes with short quizzes to help you go over important terms and concepts from the lessons. You can use any Internet-connected device to access these resources, and our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have. Complete the chapter at your own pace, and revisit the lessons whenever you need to refresh your knowledge of these particular nursing actions.
1. Nursing Protocols for Blood Transfusions
Blood transfusions are a critical life saving measure for many patients. In this lesson, you will learn some nursing protocols for blood transfusions.
2. Plasmapheresis: Nursing Protocols & Patient Management
Plasmapheresis is used to treat diseases related to blood, neurological function, the kidneys, and autoimmune disorders. This lesson will discuss the nursing protocols and patient management of plasmapheresis.
3. Exchange Transfusion: Nursing Protocols & Patient Management
An exchange transfusion is a lifesaving procedure that is most often done on newborn infants, but can be done on adults as well. This lesson will discuss the nursing protocols and patient management during an exchange transfusion.
4. Leukocyte Depletion: Nursing Protocols & Patient Management
Leukocytes or white blood cells may increase in leukemia or other medical conditions. This lesson will discuss the nursing protocols and patient management for leukocyte depletion.
5. Blood Conservation: Protocols & Patient Management
Blood conservation is a medical practice that is used to prevent blood transfusions. This lesson will discuss the nursing protocols and patient management of blood conservation.
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