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Author:

Anne R. Campbell, MSPH, CHES

Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
Columbia, MO

Kidney Transplant

Introduction


Objectives

  • State the process by which the patient is diagnosed and referred
  • State the management goals of a patient with declining kidney function
  • Explain how a patient is referred and enters the transplant system
  • Describe two important aspects of evaluating a potential transplant recipient
  • List three things necessary for an individual to have to be a suitable kidney donor
  • Describe the care and typical events for donor and recipient during hospitalization and after transplant surgery
  • State two complications that can occur after transplantation
  • Describe how kidney transplants are financially covered
  • List two benefits of kidney transplantation
  • Describe the follow-up care during the first transplant year
  • Describe the feelings and viewpoints of people involved with this transplant

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