One barrier to organ transplantation is the lack of available organs because of disease states in potential donors. This presentation shares strategies to decrease the number of organ “discards” – organs that cannot be used because of other medical concerns. Pharmacologic options to maximize successful transplant outcomes and necessary conversations with patients about what a transplant means for them is discussed.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 9/19/2023.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no speaker disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 17499.
ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.
Learning Outcome: After completing this educational activity, the learner will be able to describe the options to achieve transplantation when the potential organ to be donated has been deemed unusable in the past.
Professor of Surgery,
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center