Transplant Class July 2023
This course was designed to educate staff members who are new to caring for pediatric transplant patients and families.
At the end of this course :
- Participants will be able to define intestinal failure.
- Participants will be able to describe the process for involving CORE for donation.
- Participants will be able to describe the listing criteria put forth by UNOS.
- Participants will be able to state potential complications of liver, intestine and kidney transplant.
- Participants will be able to discuss infection concerns for transplant recipients
- Participants will be able to define specific labs values for liver, intestine and kidney recipients
- Participants will be able to discuss care of the child with acute liver failure
- Participants will be able to state functions of the liver
- Participants will be able to state consequences of ascites
- Participants will be able to discuss why we do liver transplants for metabolic disorders
- Participants will be able to describe the aspects of nursing care of the post-operative transplant recipient.
- Participants will be able to discuss the different forms of immunosuppression used to prevent rejection in the transplant recipient
- Participants will be able to discuss the different roles of members of the transplant psychosocial care team both pre- and post- transplant
Liz Meinert King MS, RD, CNSC – Clinical Dietitian, ICARE, Liver and Small Bowel Transplant
Vikram Raghu MD, MS – Physician, Gastroenterology/Transplant Hepatology
Rachel Margolies MSW, LCSW – Social Work, Kidney Transplant
Katie McIntrye PsyD – Psychologist, Intestinal Transplant
Dawn Wilkerson MSN, RN – Director, Transplant Services
Jim Squires MD, MS – Physician, Gastroenterology/Transplant Hepatology
Geoff Bond MD – Pediatric Surgery & Pediatric Transplant Co-Director;
Beverly Kosmach-Park DNP, RN, FAAN – Clinical Nurse Specialist, Liver and Intestine Transplant, Director of Transplant Transition, MyPATH
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 11 contact hours.
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for _11__ AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
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.
- 11.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 11.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 11.00 Attendance