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Extravasations

What will you learn in this module? What is meant by extravasation? How does extravasation differ from infiltration? How can extravasation be recognised? What are the signs and symptoms of extravasation? What are the risk factors for extravasation? What is the management of extravasation? How can extravasation be prevented? This e-learning module has been written …

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Emergencies in Leukaemia

Advanced level course: This is aimed at nurses working at CNS or aspiring to work at CNS level. Information about this course This course was commissioned by Leukaemia Care and was written by Karger publishing. For each chapter, we have produced a workbook that you can download and keep. The pass mark for this course …

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Supportive care

Advanced level course: This is aimed at nurses working at CNS or aspiring to work at CNS level. Information about this course This course was commissioned by Leukaemia Care and was written by Karger publishing. For each chapter, we have produced a workbook that you can download and keep. The pass mark for this course …

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Staging and general management

Discussion of the goals of treatment with the patient and family should, in most cases, focus on the potential benefits of treatment for short- and long-term outcomes. Advanced level course: This is aimed at nurses working at CNS or aspiring to work at CNS level. Information about this course This course was commissioned by Leukaemia …

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Diagnosis

Advanced level course: This is aimed at nurses working at CNS or aspiring to work at CNS level.  The diagnosis of leukaemia can begin with a patient presenting with non-specific symptoms that are consequences of pancytopenia. However, many types of leukaemia show no obvious symptoms early in disease and may be diagnosed incidentally during a …

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Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD)

GVHD is a condition that occurs in patients who have received an ASCT, and where the graft (stem cells from the donor) reacts against the host (patient receiving the stem cells). An ASCT involves transplanting healthy stem cells from a suitable matching donor such as a sibling, parent or child into a patient with a …

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