Key Features

  • Ideal as a review and study guide for the solid organ transplantation certification exam.
  • Provides self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter.
  • Discusses organ-specific evaluations for patients referred for transplantation.
  • Identifies key physical findings of infection, rejection, malignancies, and other post-transplant complications.
  • Covers the role of the immune system in rejection, infection, and malignancy.
  • Describes the various immunosuppressive therapies used in solid organ transplantation.
  • Identifies key pharmacologic principles regarding the care of solid organ transplant recipients.
  • Discusses ethical issues such as living donations, procurement of deceased donors, and clinical transplantation.
  • Describes allocation systems for organs in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia.
  • Presents international nursing perspectives on organ transplantation.

Table of Contents

1. Transplant Evaluation Process: Physiological and Psychosocial

2. Transplant Immunology

3. Patient Education and Discharge Planning

4. Transplant Pharmacology

5. Transplant Complications: Infectious

6. Transplant Complications: Non-infectious

7. Care of Living Donors

8. Professional Issues in Transplantation

9. Heart Transplantation

10. Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation

11. Liver Transplantation

12. Small Bowel Transplantation

13. Kidney Transplantation

14. Pancreas and SPK Transplantation

15. Pediatric Transplantation: Heart, Kidney, Abdominal, and Intestinal

16. Psychosocial Issues in Transplantation


No. of pages:
© 2007
Print ISBN:
Electronic ISBN: