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Keywords

Asplenic sepsis, Sepsis, Splenectomy, Vaccination

 

Authors

  1. Aguilar, Rizalea B. RN, BSN
  2. Keister, Kathy J. PhD, RN, CNE
  3. Russell, Anne C. PhD, RN, CNS

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.