We have all heard the phrase knowledge is power.
Everyone, at some point in their lives, has to learn how to do something.
From cooking, to driving, to using the computer I’m typing on, I have frequently sought out guides to assist me in making my ventures successful. So of course, I saw the benefit in a guide for medical care of the devastating group of diseases known as Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MPS).
Myelodysplastic Syndromes are a group of blood disorders that lead to insufficient production of necessary blood cells—specially red blood cells, neutrophils, and platelets. Respectively, this causes anemia, increased infection risk and hemorrhage risk. Unfortunately, developing acute myeloid leukemia is a risk factor.
Treatment includes blood transfusions, bone marrow transplants, medication and stem cell transplants. About half of the deaths associated with MPS are due to infection or bleeding.
With all this said, it can only be assumed that support and treatment would be more than helpful!
The Medifocus Guidebook on Myelodysplastic Syndromes is a supportive tool for anyone affected by these diseases. This guide provides information on causes, risk factors, treatment, the latest research and available support groups.
Having the information this book provides can assist those affected by these diseases when avoiding serious complications, analyzing the success of various treatment and improving quality of life.
And though I do not generally support patient education materials that cost money, this guidebook appears to be a beneficial addition to a patient’s management plan.
In my 20 years of practice as a nurse, patient education has always been an important aspect to the care I provide. I have always and will always encourage the empowerment of patients through knowledge.