Nurses best practices for the management of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

Transfus Apher Sci. 2018 Jun;57(3):437-444. doi: 10.1016/j.transci.2018.05.001. Epub 2018 May 9.


A group of Canadian apheresis nurses developed best practice for in the management of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). The recommendations address issues related to infusion protocols, preventing and managing adverse events, comprehensive patient assessments, treatment procedures, as well as pre- and post- treatment care. The Canadian group encourages institutes to include nurses on committees that examine recommendations for TTP management.

Keywords: Adverse events; Best practice; Patient care; Plasma exchange; Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nurses / trends*
  • Patient Care / methods*
  • Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic / therapy*