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This online module is the prerequisite reading for a tutorial on the Hematological and Immunological Systems.

Please read Treating Neutropenic Fever.

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this online module and the accompanying lab, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the hematolgical and immunological systems
  • Discuss the nursing managment of disorders associated with the hematolgical and immunological systems
  • Interpret lab data and findings associated with nursing responsibilities
  • Identify the complications patients can experience with hema/immuno systems disorders
  • Discuss the implications of lab findings on patient care


Bloody Easy 3: Blood Transfusions, Blood Alternatives and Transfusion Reactions. A Guide to Transfusion Medicine, 3rd edition.

Canadian Blood Services. Circulars of Information for the Use of Human Blood Components https://www.blood.ca/en/hospitals/circular-information

Hazinski, Mary Fran. (2013). Nursing care of the critically ill child. (3rd ed.). St.Louis MO: Mosby.

Horizon Health Network. Administration of Blood Products Policy and Procedure Manual. http://skyline/PoliciesProcedures/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/PoliciesProcedures/Policies/Clinical/Nursing/HHN-CL-NU022.doc&action=default&DefaultItemOpen=1

IWK Policy Number 625. Administration of Blood Components and Plasma Protein Products. March 2014.

Kraegel, J. (ed) Blood and blood components. Z902-15. Mississauga, ON: Canadian Standards Association: December 2015, p. 75-80 (Section 11).

Urden, L.D., Stacy, K.M., & Lough, M.E. (2014). Thelans’ critical care nursing:Diagnosis and management. (7th ed). St. Louis: Mosby. Chapter 38 Hematologic Disorders and Oncologic Emergencies.


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