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Revista de Enfermagem Referência

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MOTA, Liliana; BASTOS, Fernanda Santos  and  BRITO, Maria Alice Correia. Liver transplant recipients: nursing therapeutics during follow-up. Rev. Enf. Ref. [online]. 2018, vol.serIV, n.16, pp.19-28. ISSN 0874-0283.  http://dx.doi.org/10.12707/RIV17086.

Background: The implementation of nursing therapeutics adjusted to the actual needs of liver transplant recipients can have a significant impact on transplantation outcomes since, after transplantation, patients are encouraged to change the way in which they manage their therapeutic regimen towards success. Objective: To identify the nursing foci and the interventions implemented to address the healthcare needs of liver transplant recipients. Methodology: Qualitative, retrospective study conducted at a transplant center, using descriptive statistics to analyze nursing records between July 2010 and September 2014. Results: The most common nursing focus was susceptibility to infection (67.30%) with the implementation of interventions related primarily to the teaching action type. Most of the interventions (57.07%) were related to the observing action type. Conclusion: The follow-up of liver transplant recipients focuses essentially on bodily processes and the monitoring of signs and symptoms of disease complications.

Keywords : self care; liver transplantation; nursing care; information systems.

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