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(Asplenia and infection risk)
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  • Postsplenectomy vaccination guideline adherence: Opportunities for improvement. [Journal Article]
  • JAJ Am Assoc Nurse Pract 2017; 29(10):612-617
  • Carrico RM, Goss L, … Logsdon MC
  • CONCLUSIONS: Despite uniform education prior to discharge, most patients undergoing splenectomy for trauma were unaware of the risks for sepsis and did not follow recommended guidelines for risk reduction.Improvements that have direct implications for advanced practice included the need to refer for vaccination, educate regarding infection risks, and facilitate rapid access to antibiotic treatment.
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