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Liver Transplant Nursing Care

Contact Hours Awarded: 3.5

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Course Overview

Liver Transplant Nursing Care
Morgan Curry

Author: Chelsea McCracken

The first liver transplant was performed in 1967 by Dr. Thomas Starzl. Today, liver disease is the 12th most common cause of death. Liver transplant remains the last treatment option for patients with end-stage liver disease. In this course we will discuss all things liver transplant. You will come away from this course with a better understanding of the process of transplantation as well as the long-term implications.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Purpose statement
  3. Stages of Liver Disease
  4. Causes of Liver Disease
  5. Case Study: Meet The Patient
  6. When Demand Exceeds Supply: How Do We Allocate Livers?
  7. Case Study: History of Present Illness
  8. Evaluation Process
  9. Case Study: The Workup
  10. Living Donor Liver Transplant: The Other Kind of Transplant
  11. Contraindications of Transplantation
  12. Transplant Complications
  13. Case Study: The Post-Operative Period
  14. Post Transplant Management: Immunosuppression, Infection Prevention, and Long Term Outcomes
  15. Summary
  16. References

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course you will learn about liver transplantation in end-stage hepatic disease. It will take the average learner 210 minutes to complete.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify when liver transplantation is an appropriate treatment modality for end-stage liver disease.
  2. Discuss the process of transplant workup and evaluation.
  3. Understand the post-operative care required for liver transplant recipients.

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Conflict of Interest Statement

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.

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Course created on: July 08, 2020

Course Renewed on August 22nd 2023

Course Expires on: August 22nd 2023

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