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Post-splenetomy immunizations

mike christensen christensenmike at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 15 19:39:52 BST 2005


As an inner-city Level I Trauma Center, our patients are often non-compliant following discharge.  We often lose patients to follow-up, especially with blunt trauma to the chest or abdoment.  We are now immunizing post-splenectomy patients (fortunately these aren't common) prior to discharge, although efficacy with this practice isn't clear.  I'd like to hear
what practice patterns are in place in similar Trauma Centers.
 
M Christensen
San Francisco General Hospital


Mike Christensen RN, MS, ACNP 
415.699.4511

 
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