Review of Transplant Pharmacotherapy

October 22, 2020

Transplant recipients are low volume but high risk population, therefore a review of transplant pharmacotherapy is beneficial to optimizing patient care, particularly to prevent transplant rejection and reduce complications and side effects.

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Learning Objectives

Objective #1: Discuss basic concepts of transplant immunology and immunologic risk factors 
Objective #2: Describe the mechanisms, pharmacokinetics, and adverse events of transplant immunosuppression medications 
Objective #3: Identify common opportunistic infections and pertinent prophylaxis used after transplant 
Objective #4: Recognize opportunities to optimize perioperative medication management based on patient characteristics and post-operative course
 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
10/22/2020
Course expires: 
11/23/2020
Event starts: 
10/22/2020 - 4:45pm
Event ends: 
10/22/2020 - 6:00pm

Transplant recipients are low volume but high risk population, therefore a review of transplant pharmacotherapy is beneficial to optimizing patient care, particularly to prevent transplant rejection and reduce complications and side effects.

UPMC Pinnacle
Harrisburg, PA
United States

Yanmen Yang-Liu, PharmD

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This knowledge-based activity provides 0.75 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.
 

Available Credit

  • 0.75 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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