Patient Questions about Transplantation: A Resource Guide

Patient Questions about Transplantation: A Resource Guide

Identification: nnj_mj09A2
Issue: May-June 2009
Volume: Vol. 36, No. 3


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Goal: To provide a resource guide to assist nurses and other dialysis staff in answering patient questions relating to transplant evaluation, transplant medications, complications of transplantation, and responsibilities of the kidney transplant recipient.


  1. Explain how transplant candidates are medically evaluated and chosen for kidney transplant.
  2. Describe the process of how donor kidneys are selected.
  3. Discuss the various immunosuppressant medications used for post-transplant kidney patients and their side effects.
  4. Define rejection of a transplanted organ.
  5. Explain the overall long-term care of the transplanted kidney.

Statement of Disclosure: The author reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.



Credits: None available.

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