Prevention of Sepsis after Splenectomy.
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing (DCCN)
Individuals who do not have a spleen are highly susceptible to severe infections. The purpose of this article was to present vaccination guidelines for prophylactic treatment of sepsis following splenectomy. Nursing considerations for the prevention of sepsis after splenectomy are discussed.
Bacterial Capsules, Critical Care, Haemophilus Vaccines, Humans, Immunization Schedule, Incidence, Infection Control, Influenza Vaccines, Nurse's Role, Pneumococcal Vaccines, Postoperative Care, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Sepsis, Splenectomy, Time Factors, Vaccination
Aguilar, Rizalea B; Keister, Kathy J; and Russell, Anne C., "Prevention of Sepsis after Splenectomy." (2010). Nursing Faculty Publications. 81.