Nursing Assessment: Haematological System

Sandra Irene Rome, Rosita Van Kuilenburg, Raymond Chan

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Haematology is the study of blood and blood-forming tissues. This includes the bone marrow, blood, spleen and lymph system. A basic knowledge of haematology is useful in clinical settings to evaluate the patient's ability to transport oxygen and carbon dioxide, maintain intravascular volume, coagulate blood, and combat infections. Assessment of the haematological system is based on the patient's health history, physical examination and the results of diagnostic studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLewis’s Medical-Surgical Nursing
Subtitle of host publicationAssessment and Management of Clinical Problems
EditorsSharon L. Lewis, Linda Bucher, Margaret McLean Heitkemper, Mariann M. Harding, Jeffrey Kwong, Dottie Roberts
Number of pages22
Edition5th Australia and New Zealand Edition
ISBN (Print)9780729542920, 9780729542937 , 9780729543095 , 9780729543101
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Haematology
  • blood and blood-forming tissues
  • ability to transport oxygen and carbon dioxide
  • haematological system
  • assessment of the haematological system


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