Transplant Nursing Class October 2023
This course was created to provide education regarding transplant patients to improve safety/quality of care related to early recognition of complications and improved communication and collaboration within the transplant team.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- define intestinal failure.
- list 3 common predisposing conditions leading to transplant of liver, intestine, or kidneys.
- list nursing responsibilities in preparing patient for transplant surgery.
- describe components of the nursing assessment in the postoperative transplant patient.
- describe normal versus abnormal appearance of a stoma.
- explain the steps in caring for a transplant surgical incision.
- list the findings on assessment of complications in a post-op kidney transplant patient.
- describe the process of changing an ostomy appliance.
- describe the need for a PTC drain and the process for changing a PTC drain dressing
- detail the proper aseptic care of a Foley catheter
- describe the medications ordered for a transplant patient and their purposes.
- describe how transplant medications may affect a patient's lab values.
- identify the different members of the psychosocial team and how they assist transplant patients.
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 6.5 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.
- 6.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 6.50 Attendance