There are specific criteria and challenges for patients who need a combined organ transplant. This session reviews the patient criteria for liver-kidney, kidney-pancreas, and heart-kidney transplants, considerations for the timing of the dual surgeries (simultaneous vs. sequential), and postoperative issues.
Contact hours available until 9/25/19.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Conferences Committee Disclosures:
- Elizabeth St. John – Employee, Fresenius Kidney Care
- Marijo Johnson - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
American Nephrology Nurses Association – Provider is accredited with distinction 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.
Nurses caring for patients having multiple organ transplants will describe an effective plan of care and the assessments for these patients.
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Director, Surgical Quality,
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH