Canterbury DHB

Context

Introduction

The Haematology Protocol Book (the Red Book) has been compiled for medical and nursing staff involved in the care of haematology patients. It outlines specific procedures and protocols employed in the treatment of patients with haematological disorders and provides guidance for the treatment of complications that may arise.

This protocol book should be read in conjunction with Hospital HealthPathways, which includes specific guidelines for the management of patients with haemorrhagic disorders, neutropenia, venous thrombosis, and advice on anticoagulant use.

Specific Trial protocols are all located in the G:\Division\HAE\Clinical Trials folder. You can access them from the Clinical Trials page on the Intranet.

A number of information booklets for patients are available and you should be familiar with these. They include the range of disease-specific booklets provided by the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation. All these are available in the BMTU and the Haematology Outpatients area. We emphasise the importance we attach to good staff/patient relationships and to the provision of good information to our patients.

We encourage comments / suggestions / feedback on the "Red Book". Please communicate your views by clicking the Send Feedback button.

General Philosophy of the Haematology Unit

The Haematology Department aims to provide a quick and accurate service to clinicians, both in terms of laboratory blood tests and laboratory and clinical advice. We also endeavour to provide a high standard of clinical care for our patients. All staff must provide a caring and efficient service.

Over the years, Haematology has provided an excellent service to its patients and has a high reputation within the hospital. This reflects creditably on the staff. The Haematology Registrars provide an important link between the laboratory and clinical staff, and assist in caring for clinical haematology patients. They are expected to contribute to clinical and laboratory research.

About this Canterbury DHB document (4612):

Document Owner:

Mark Smith (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

October 2017

Next Review:

October 2019

Keywords:

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Topic Code: 4612