THE ROLE OF GRANUOCYTE TRANSFUSIONS IN LIFE THREATENING INFECTIONS OF LEUKEMIA PATIENTS

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164820
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
THE ROLE OF GRANUOCYTE TRANSFUSIONS IN LIFE THREATENING INFECTIONS OF LEUKEMIA PATIENTS
Author(s):
Sullivan, Theresa; Blackmon, Margaret; Chateauneuf, Joelle; Kirkwood-Miller, Sharon; Mullin, Michelle
Author Details:
Theresa Sullivan, RN, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist Leukemia, Manager, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: tcampbel@mdanderson.org; Margaret Blackmon, RN; Joelle Chateauneuf, RN, BSN; Sharon Kirkwood-Miller, RN; and Michelle Mullin, RN, BSN, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
Abstract:
Education: Transfusions of donated white blood cells, or granulocytes is a viable option to treat extensive or serious infection in the setting of prolonged neutropenia in leukemia patients. As a result of prolonged myelosuppression from progressive disease or resulting from chemotherapy these patients are not expected to recover their normal blood counts in a sufficient amount of time to resolve their life threatening infection. Oftentimes the patient will die of their infection(s) before their blood counts can recover. Granulocyte transfusions can be a means to gain precious time until the patient can recover his own counts. As a nurse working with these patients receiving granulocyte transfusions it is important to understand the granulocyte collection process, potential complications during granulocyte infusions and recognize the body's response to these infusions. As collection techniques yield better number of granulocytes able to be infused, this may become a more common intervention. The bedside nurse is at the forefront to recognize the need, give the infusions, intervene/assess complications and evaluate response. The objectives are to establish (1) current knowledge of granulocyte normal function and how granulocyte transfusions can supplement in the absence of normal function, (2) discussion of the aphereis cell separator machine to collect the cells, (3) discussion of nursing interventions while monitoring patient getting granulocyte transfusions and (4) discussion on how to evaluate response to granulocyte transfusions. Case studies will be presented to show before after improvement of infection status. Assessment of knowledge will be determined by group discussion of information presented. Patients with leukemia continue to die from serious infections in spite of aggressive antibiotics and growth factors. Granulocyte transfusions are a viable option to treat these infections and offer the patient time to recover his own counts. The oncology nurse is at the forefront of this intervention and will need to understand all its implications.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTHE ROLE OF GRANUOCYTE TRANSFUSIONS IN LIFE THREATENING INFECTIONS OF LEUKEMIA PATIENTSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Theresaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBlackmon, Margareten_US
dc.contributor.authorChateauneuf, Joelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorKirkwood-Miller, Sharonen_US
dc.contributor.authorMullin, Michelleen_US
dc.author.detailsTheresa Sullivan, RN, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist Leukemia, Manager, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: tcampbel@mdanderson.org; Margaret Blackmon, RN; Joelle Chateauneuf, RN, BSN; Sharon Kirkwood-Miller, RN; and Michelle Mullin, RN, BSN, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusettsen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164820-
dc.description.abstractEducation: Transfusions of donated white blood cells, or granulocytes is a viable option to treat extensive or serious infection in the setting of prolonged neutropenia in leukemia patients. As a result of prolonged myelosuppression from progressive disease or resulting from chemotherapy these patients are not expected to recover their normal blood counts in a sufficient amount of time to resolve their life threatening infection. Oftentimes the patient will die of their infection(s) before their blood counts can recover. Granulocyte transfusions can be a means to gain precious time until the patient can recover his own counts. As a nurse working with these patients receiving granulocyte transfusions it is important to understand the granulocyte collection process, potential complications during granulocyte infusions and recognize the body's response to these infusions. As collection techniques yield better number of granulocytes able to be infused, this may become a more common intervention. The bedside nurse is at the forefront to recognize the need, give the infusions, intervene/assess complications and evaluate response. The objectives are to establish (1) current knowledge of granulocyte normal function and how granulocyte transfusions can supplement in the absence of normal function, (2) discussion of the aphereis cell separator machine to collect the cells, (3) discussion of nursing interventions while monitoring patient getting granulocyte transfusions and (4) discussion on how to evaluate response to granulocyte transfusions. Case studies will be presented to show before after improvement of infection status. Assessment of knowledge will be determined by group discussion of information presented. Patients with leukemia continue to die from serious infections in spite of aggressive antibiotics and growth factors. Granulocyte transfusions are a viable option to treat these infections and offer the patient time to recover his own counts. The oncology nurse is at the forefront of this intervention and will need to understand all its implications.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:07:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:07:36Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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