Nursing the canine immunemediated haemolytic anaemia patient part 2: supportive care and nursing

Rachel Palin
Saturday, October 2, 2021

Patients with immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia (IMHA) require substantial nursing care considerations, and can be very unwell on presentation. The registered veterinary nurse (RVN) plays an important role, with comprehensive supportive care of vital importance. Patients with IMHA have the potential for many complications, therefore it is important for the RVN to have knowledge of the condition, its treatment options, and how they may impact the patient's needs. Alongside vigilant nursing, and frequent communication with the clinician, the RVN's impact on these patients can be vast, making them extremely rewarding cases to care for.

Figure 1. Monitoring vital parameters — chest auscultation.
Figure 1. Monitoring vital parameters — chest auscultation.

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