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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