Date of Award

Summer 2020

Document Type

Final DNP Paper

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Department

Nursing

Faculty Chair

Dr. Laura Barrow

Abstract

Background: Today, in the United States, 74,273 individuals are actively waiting for an organ transplant. Of those, approximately 8,000 need a liver transplant. With the increased need for an organ transplant, the use of increased risk donors is on the rise. In these patients, it is imperative to monitor for the transmission of HCV, HBV, and HIV.

Purpose: Increase compliance for monitoring transplant recipients who receive organs from increased risk donors for HCV, HBV, and HIV.

Design method: In order to measure the outcomes of this project, the following instruments were used: parametric testing and paired t-test. Parametric testing was selected due to the ability to provide descriptive statistics from the data. The paired t-test test data of two related groups at different points in time using pre/post-intervention.

Conclusion: As a result, at two months, compliance of testing was 100%, and at one year, it was increased from 23.8% to 55.6%. This indicates that using a phone call to remind patients was effective in compliance with testing.

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Nursing Commons

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