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Cellular transplantation laboratory: a new field of action for nurses

Maria Inês Corradi Sandra Honorato da Silva About the authors

This article presents the experience of a nurse at a cellular transplantation laboratory. This laboratory goal is to isolate insulin producing cells for human transplantation. The nurse, as a member of an interdisciplinary team, took part in the planning of all work processes: working procedures and team training. The main activities under the nurse responsibilities include contamination control, on-the-job training and evaluation of the quality of the procedures developed by the interdisciplinary team. Results have shown the effectiveness of the nurses' work in this new field.

Nurse; Diabetes mellitus; Cell Transplantation

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