Oncology 101

Idiopathic Thrombocytic Purpura

Debra L. Winkeljohn

nononcology units, infection
CJON 2010, 14(4), 411-413. DOI: 10.1188/10.CJON.411-413

Oncology nurses often see patients with nononcologic disorders. Idiopathic thrombocytic purpura (ITP), a platelet disorder, is one such example. Being both an emergent condition as well as a chronic one, nurses will need to assess patients with ITP for bleeding and conduct extensive patient education about the disease process and treatment options.

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