This educational symposium will address emerging issues in kidney transplantation, including impacts of the opioid crisis and hepatitis C epidemic on availability of quality donor organs and clinical implications of increased-risk organ transplantation. Safe pain management in patients with failing kidneys, prior opioid use and obesity risks in kidney transplantation, indications for kidney-pancreas transplantation, and special needs of patients with delayed graft function also will be reviewed.
The program will include presentations by members of the organ transplant teams at Lankenau Medical Center and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, as well as personal accounts from a panel of individuals who have undergone kidney transplantation and living kidney donation at Lankenau Medical Center. For more information on objectives, agenda and the speakers, please download the symposium brochure (PDF).
Who should attend: nurses, social workers, dialysis center staff, transplant professionals, and other health professionals involved in the care of patients before and after kidney transplantation.
Registration is required for this symposium. Call 1.866.CALL.MLH (225.5654) to register.
This program is approved for 5.0 Category I Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTC) from the American Board of Transplant Coordinators (ABTC).
This activity has been submitted to the American Nephrology Nurses Association and Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers to award 5.0 CEUs for nurses, social workers and dialysis patient care technicians. The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.