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Prevention of Sepsis after Splenectomy.
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing (DCCN)
  • Rizalea B Aguilar
  • Kathy J Keister
  • Anne C. Russell, Cedarville University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-1-2010
DOI
10.1097/DCC.0b013e3181c92fbf
PubMed ID
20160541
Abstract

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.

Keywords
  • 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
Citation Information
Rizalea B Aguilar, Kathy J Keister and Anne C. Russell. "Prevention of Sepsis after Splenectomy." Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing (DCCN) Vol. 29 Iss. 2 (2010) p. 65 - 68 ISSN: 1538-8646
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/anne-russell/11/