Heart Transplantation

Oct 27, 2018 by in NURSING Comments Off on Heart Transplantation

Heart Transplantation Vicki McCalmont, RN, MS, ANP-BC, CNS, CCTC Angela Velleca, RN, BSN, CCTC I. INTRODUCTION The topics in this chapter are discussed generally in the order presented in the…

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Professional Issues

Oct 27, 2018 by in NURSING Comments Off on Professional Issues

Professional Issues Rebecca P. Winsett, RN, PhD Cynthia L. Russell, RN, PhD, FAAN I. INTRODUCTION Professionalism is fundamental to nursing practice, and the behavior that underpins professionalism is civil behavior….

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Care of Living Donors

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Care of Living Donors Dianne LaPointe Rudow, ANP-BC, DNP, CCTC I. INTRODUCTION A. The history of living organ donation The first successful living donor transplant was performed in 1954 in…

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Transplant Complications: Noninfectious Diseases

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Transplant Complications: Noninfectious Diseases Vicki McCalmont, RN, MS, ANP-BC, CNS, CCTC Kristi Ortiz, RN, MS, ANP-BC, CNS I. INTRODUCTION A. Several factors have increased short- and long-term transplant survival rates:…

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Transplant Complications: Infectious Diseases

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Transplant Complications: Infectious Diseases Debra Dumas-Hicks, RN, BS, CCTC, CCTN Fawn Fitzmorris, RN, CCTC Cynthia Cassidy, RN, BSN, CCTC Karýn Ryan Canales, RN, BSN, CCTC I. INTRODUCTION A. Solid organ…

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Transplant Pharmacology

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Transplant Pharmacology Christopher R. Ensor, PharmD, BCPS Vicki McCalmont, RN, MS, ANP-BC, CNS, CCTC I. INTRODUCTION A. Overview The use of immunosuppressive agents has evolved over the years, improving transplant…

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Education for Transplant Patients and Caregivers

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Education for Transplant Patients and Caregivers Debra Bernardina, RN, BSN, CCTC Darla K. Phillips, RN, MSN, CCTC I. INTRODUCTION A. Patient education is a key element of transplant nursing.1 B….

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Basics in Transplant Immunology

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Basics in Transplant Immunology Linda Ohler, RN, MSN, CCTC, FAAN Robert A. Bray, PhD I. INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEM A. Functions of the immune system The human body…

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Solid Organ Transplantation: The Evaluation Process

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Solid Organ Transplantation: The Evaluation Process Maureen P. Flattery, RN, MS, ANP-BC, CCTC Judy Gierlach, RN, BSN, CCTC I. GENERAL EVALUATION A. Introduction Solid organ transplantation (SOT) is a viable…

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Drug calculations

Oct 25, 2018 by in NURSING Comments Off on Drug calculations

22 Drug calculations Drug calculations overview Competency and proficiency in the calculation of drug doses are vital for the safety of neonates, infants and children. The margin for error is…

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