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More than 30 years ago, the first lung transplantation was successfully completed. Since that time, transplantation techniques and procedures have continually evolved. As of 2012, more than 9,000 people in the United States were living with transplanted lungs.
This course provides an overview of the history of lung transplantation. The course describes the process of lung transplantation from pretransplant preparation to self-care. Potential complications of this extensive procedure and recovery are outlined.
This course is intended for healthcare providers who are interested in the care of patients with lung transplants. It provides an introduction to the complex process of lung transplantation and has relevance to a wide range of healthcare providers. Healthcare providers from many disciplines are needed to care for patients who have received lung transplants. Many lung transplant recipients now receive health care in their local communities. Understanding the process of lung transplantation will help clinicians care for this growing population.
- Outline the development of lung transplantation surgery.
- List the qualifications necessary to become a lung transplant donor or recipient.
- Describe the criteria for a potential recipient to be listed on the national waiting list for a lung transplantation.
- Describe the features of the lung transplantation process, including pretransplant preparation, surgery, and critical care.
- Identify the complications associated with lung transplantation.
- Describe self-management strategies for patients after lung transplantation surgery.
Eileen S. O’Neill, PhD, RN, is professor emeritus at the College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her areas of expertise are pathophysiology, advanced practice nursing, and nursing inquiry. Her clinical practice area is care of the adult patient. Dr. O’Neill’s research program centers on clinical and patient decision making, including the role of technology in improving patient care. She has been published in several leading nursing journals.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered, unless otherwise indicated with an expiration date.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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