A splenectomy is a procedure in which the spleen is removed either partially or completely. In this episode Nurse Mo talks you through the key things you should know about patients who’ve had a splenectomy, including:
- Reasons someone would need a splenectomy
- Overview of the spleen and its functions
- Key assessments before and after surgery
- Common tests utilized to evaluate the splenectomy patient
- Treatments utilized in the care of an asplenic patient
- Key patient education
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