Proper immunosuppression is a key element determining the survival of patients undergoing organ transplantation. RATG is one of several immunosuppressive agents available for use. Nurses need to recognize the unique challenges that RATG poses for patient and dosage preparation, along with those affecting its administration and post administration. Doing so can effectively aid the transplanted patient in achieving optimal immunosuppression with the least amount of unpleasant effects. The hospital stay for a transplant patient can be very frustrating and exhausting. Nursing interventions that limit these effects can foster a more desirable patient experience.
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JL Pezze; RATG: implications for nursing care in organ transplantation. Crit Care Nurse 1 October 1990; 10 (9): 18–19. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn19184.108.40.206
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