Women’s and Men’s Health/Infections and Hematologic Systems

Week 10: Women’s and Men’s Health/Infections and Hematologic Systems, Part II

Bacterial and viral infections may spread through the direct contact of bodily fluids such as blood or through vectors, who help to spread infections via the blood. When you think of infections and the hematologic system, what comes to mind?

Infectious diseases, such as malaria, dengue, or other hemorrhagic fevers are some examples of infections that impact the hematologic system. However, disorders of the hematologic system, such as anemia or blood clotting factor disorders, can also have a deleterious effect on a patient’s health and well-being. As an advanced practice nurse, you will need to understand the different types of pharmacotherapeutics used to treat infections and disorders of the hematologic system as you work to enhance patient-centered approaches for safe, quality, and effective care.

This week, you will examine infections and hematologic disorders, as well as the types of drugs used to treat aspects of these disorders or health systems.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

·Evaluate patients for treatment of;

.complex health issues

· infections

hematologic disorders

· Analyze patient education strategies for the management and treatment of complex comorbidities



Discussion: Women’s and Men’s Health, Infectious Disease, and Hematologic Disorders


· Review the resources for this module and reflect on the different health needs and body systems presented,

your peers case studies from Week 9.

· Consider how you will practice critical decision making for prescribing appropriate drugs. And treatment to address the complex patient health needs in the patient case study you selected.