Nursing program at ISTH was initiated at the XXth ISTH conference in
Sydney, Australia, 2005, to provide a unique forum for nurses internationally
to share practice related knowledge pertaining to disorders of hemostasis in both pediatric and adult populations.
To date, the
ISTH and its congress organizing committees recognize that nurses play a key
role in the care of and in promoting adherence in patients with chronic
disorders of haemostasis. Nurses are
vital in their role to assess, educate, advocate, and optimize care for
patients and are integrally involved in clinical
Nurses are important
members of the care team because of their direct involvement in information
flow, and by virtue of their direct, one-on-one interactions with patients and
their families1. Interactions necessarily include the need to
education on the: nature of the disease, choice of appropriate products used to
treat, techniques for self-therapy, indications for acute treatment versus
on-the-spot prophylaxis, availability of home care services, financial coverage
for treatment and life planning (career selection, participation in sports,
Nurses are an essential part of the circle of care which
begins with the patient as source of new information and ends with the patient
as beneficiary of scientific advances. ‘Care coordination is a core foundation
of professional nursing practice, reflecting interdisciplinary communication
skills, evaluation, judgment and decision-making by nurses, and is not achieved
by reliance on health information technology alone’3.
Rosenstein AH. Professional Communication and Team Collaboration. In: Hughes
RG, editor. Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses.
Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2008 Apr.
Chapter 33. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2637/
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