Improving Hepatitis Vaccination Series Completion in Patients Awaiting Liver Transplantation

Shari T. Perez, Noel M. Arring, Hugo E Vargas, Bryn M. Corbett, Shawn Ehler, Gerald L. Beck, M'hamed Temkit, Bashar A. Aqel, Jorge Rakela

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Abstract

The aim of this quality improvement project was to improve hepatitis A and B vaccination rates by 20% in patients listed for liver transplant by improving vaccine tracking, ordering/scheduling practices, out-of-network vaccinations, and flagging electronic health records. We audited 101 records; 44 patients were vaccine-deficient. Combined vaccine completion rates improved 94.6% (44.7%-87.0%) after implementing the educational and health record interventions. We believe the results of this study have implications for improving survival and decreasing complication rates for patients with chronic liver disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
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StateAccepted/In press - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Liver Transplantation
Hepatitis
Vaccination
Vaccines
Combined Vaccines
Hepatitis A
Electronic Health Records
Quality Improvement
Hepatitis B
Liver Diseases
Chronic Disease
Transplants
Survival
Liver
Health

Keywords

  • Electronic health record
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Liver transplant
  • Vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN

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Improving Hepatitis Vaccination Series Completion in Patients Awaiting Liver Transplantation. / Perez, Shari T.; Arring, Noel M.; Vargas, Hugo E; Corbett, Bryn M.; Ehler, Shawn; Beck, Gerald L.; Temkit, M'hamed; Aqel, Bashar A.; Rakela, Jorge.

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Perez, Shari T. ; Arring, Noel M. ; Vargas, Hugo E ; Corbett, Bryn M. ; Ehler, Shawn ; Beck, Gerald L. ; Temkit, M'hamed ; Aqel, Bashar A. ; Rakela, Jorge. / Improving Hepatitis Vaccination Series Completion in Patients Awaiting Liver Transplantation. In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2017.
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