Advanced Transplant Nursing Course

(*Approved for 7.5 CEUs & 7.5 CEPTCs)

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the most common co-morbidities in post-transplant patients
  • Recognize the clinical significance of co-morbidities such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, renal insufficiency and malignancy in transplant patients
  • Review updates in practice for co-morbidities in transplant patients
  • Recognize the influence immunosuppression has on infections in solid organ transplant patients
  • Understand the morbidity associated with infections in solid organ transplant recipients
  • Review the basics of transplant immunosuppression
  • Summarize different forms of rejection and treatment
  • Understand unique characteristics of the transplant environment related to ethical decision-making
  • Identify non-compliance issues in transplant patient care
  • Explore ethical dilemmas surrounding transplant allocation and recipient non-compliance
  • Incorporate adherence practices into bedside interactions with transplant recipients and their families
  • Discuss management of Chronic hepatitis C
  • Discuss navigating care of transplant patients with medically complexities, psychosocial, physical and financial complications

University Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. As a designated Approved Provider by the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) University Health System and UT Transplant Program grants up to 7.5 Category 1 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs) for this offering. ABTC Approval Number 205-01.


Christina Williams