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Introduction to Heart Transplant Class

Online course for Sharp Memorial Progressive Care Unit nurses who provide care to heart transplant patients.

When
Thursday, Dec. 10, 9 to 10:30 am

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Free
  • Registration closes Dec. 4

Presented by Sharp Memorial Hospital plus

This virtual class is designed for Sharp Memorial 5W PCU registered nurses. It will provide an overview of the essential information necessary to provide care for heart transplant recipients.

The instructors will go over content pertinent to PCU care and the post-transplant phases, including the possibility of rejection and infection. The course will also address the use of immune suppressing medications.

At the completion of the course, the learner will:

1. Understand donor recipient matching
2. State nursing priorities immediately post-op

  • Describe potential post-operative complications
  • Anticipate immediate post-op, post-extubation and transfer orders
  • Discuss treatment for acute right heart failure

3. Discuss immunosuppressant concepts in transplantation

  • Understand transplant pharmacology
  • Describe transplant rejection pathophysiology
  • Recognize types of rejection
  • Identify clinical findings and treatment modalities for rejection and infection

Cancellation Policy plus

If you need to cancel your registration for this event, please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.

Presenter Information plus

Kristi Ortiz, MS, RN, NP, is a nurse practitioner in the Heart Transplant Department at Sharp Memorial Hospital.

Arrival plus

Please note this class is being held virtually via Microsoft Teams. You can attend via your phone, computer or mobile device. You will receive an email with instructions on how to log in after registration.

CEUs plus

This course is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider No. 70) for 1.5 contact hours.

Please enter your RN license number during registration to obtain your CEU credits.

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