Viruses can cause an alarming issue for the immunocompromised patient. This session reviews the most common viruses affecting the individual with a kidney transplant, reviews the presentation of clinical symptomatology, and analyzes when these infections are most likely to present. In a case study format, key elements of patient care are identified and discussed.
Contact hours available until 4/24/2015
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Planning Committee: Kristin Larson – Consultant, Nephrology Clinical Solutions; Employee, Affymax; Other financial support, Kristin M. Larson, RN, MSN, LLC; Sandy Bodin – Employee, Affymax; Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care; Elizabeth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Presenter(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declare.
Non-Endorsement of Products: Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by ANNA or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Accreditation Statement: American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.
Objectives: • Identify viral infections frequently associated with the immunocompromised patient who has received a kidney transplant. • Summarize the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of viral infections typically seen in the early and late postoperative phases of kidney transplantation. • Using case studies, outline key elements in the nursing care and monitoring of patients with viral infections post transplantation.