Hemophilia: In a Nutshell (Pediatric Nursing)

by Paula Ruedebusch

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    00:00 So in a nutshell, hemophilia is a rare disorder in which the blood doesn't clot normally because it lacks sufficient blood clotting proteins - these are the clotting factors.

    00:10 Hemophilia A has a defect with Factor VIII and hemophilia B has a defect with factor IX.

    00:17 There are acquired and genetic forms of hemophilia Genetic hemophilia is an X-linked recessive disorder.

    00:24 We want to monitor the patient's clotting times with lab work.

    00:28 You also want to monitor for complications including internal and external bleeding.

    00:33 Bleeding can go into the joints and this can cause permanent joint destruction.

    00:38 The pateint can have bleeding into the brain and this can be life-threatening.

    00:42 Management includes the patients receiving clotting factors.

    00:47 Thank you for watching this lecture on hemophilia.

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    The lecture Hemophilia: In a Nutshell (Pediatric Nursing) by Paula Ruedebusch is from the course Blood Disorders – Pediatric Nursing.

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    1. Hemophilia A has a defect in factor VIII
    2. Hemophilia is strictly a genetic disorder
    3. Hemophilia only results in bleeding from open wounds
    4. Hemophilia is a blood-clotting disorder
    5. Bleeding into the joints can cause permanent damage

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     Paula Ruedebusch

    Paula Ruedebusch

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