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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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)
Pages (from-to)e441-e444
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 2017


  • electronic health record
  • hepatitis A
  • hepatitis B
  • liver transplant
  • vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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