Lunch & Learn: Infections in the Transplant Patient
This course was designed to educate nurses to feel empowered to advocate for treatment and testing patients for infection as necessary. Nurses need to understand the whole patient and how infection can impact their care and course in order to effectively treat patients and effectively communicate with providers and patients and their families.
After completing the activity, the learner will be able to:
- identify pre-transplant, intraoperative, and postoperative risk factors that may predispose transplant candidates to infection
- identify pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic actions as a part of nursing management that can help to prevent post-transplant infections
- state 3 key points of education for patients & families regarding infection
- state the effects of immunosuppressive agents on the immune response
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.5 contact hour(s).
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 0.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 0.50 Attendance