Nurses to debate best care

The nursing debate session is a new session this year for nurses around the world who provide hemophilia care. Four nurses from Brazil, India, New Zealand and Sweden will participate in a panel addressing five selected “hot topics” in the bleeding disorders community:

1 – Ports: Superior to peripheral venous access for children beginning home infusion
2 – Low dose prophylaxis is effective as high dose prophylaxis
3 – Short term tertiary prophylaxis provides no benefit
4 – Women with hemophilia: myth or reality?
5 – Neonatal circumcision in boys with hemophilia is child abuse

The session will be chaired by James Munn, University of Michigan Medical Center. It is sure to generate discussion from the audience as each topic presents a “real life” decision and challenge for nurses caring for patients with bleeding disorders. “The speakers represent resource-rich and potentially resource-poor areas internationally and each participant’s experience and approach to care (using evidence to support their claims) will be evident when they answer each topic area,” said Munn.

You won’t want to miss the “Debate: Nurses Issue” session today from 10:45 to 12:15. Speakers include: BJ Ramsay, New Zealand Haemophilia Treaters Group; Elaine Sandoval; Linda Myrin Westessen, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden; and Sulochana Badababettu, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University.


Photo credit: Maurizio De Angelis. Wellcome Images.