Nursing Times has today launched new online education resources on haematological cancers known as myeloproliferative neoplasms to coincide with International Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia Day.
In addition to a learning unit on chronic myeloid leukaemia, a second unit focuses on three other MPNs – polycythaemia vera, essential thrombocythaemia and myelofibrosis.
The prognosis for patients with these conditions, which range from mild to life-threatening, has been transformed in recent years by the development of new treatments.
While survival has improved significantly patients require lifelong management, and nurses play a central role in this. Stable patients are increasingly managed in nurse-led clinics, where they are monitored and offered holistic support.
The learning units cover pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and long-term management, and will be of interest to specialist nurses working in cancer or haematology, as well as nurses interested in these specialities.
Increased survival also means non-specialist nurses are increasingly likely to care for patients when they present for unrelated health needs, and the units will also give these nurses give useful insights into their patients’ special needs.
Development of the units was fully funded by Novartis, but editorial control was retained by Nursing Times and the clinical nurse specialist authors.
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