This presentation is designed to help all health care professionals who give care to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and require kidney replacement therapy in the form of transplantation. We will describe this therapy from the donor and recipient perspectives and for both the newly-transplanted and long-term patients. We discuss adjuvant therapies, such as medication to manage the health of the transplanted kidney and common complications that may arise.
Learning Outcome: After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to describe a basic ability to care for renal transplant patients outside the nephrology setting and an increased competence to do well on the CNN content.
Author: The content of this module was authored by Amy Woodard, BSN, RN, CNN, CCTC.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 3/12/23.
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: There are no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: An education grant for this project was provided by CVS Kidney Care.
Accreditation Statement: 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 CEP17499.
ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CNE requirements for relicensure in the states in which they hold a license.