Learning Objective 1: 1. Describe a Kidney Transplant Nursing CORE Curriculum to match a novel care delivery in the management of renal transplant patients.
Learning Objective 2: 2. Discuss the evidence-based nursing outcomes of the educational strategy.
• 2006 Advance Cardiac Life Support certification guidelines.
• 12 LEAD ECG
• Acute Renal Failure
• Treatment Consideration of End-Stage Renal Disease
• Ethical Consideration of Renal Transplantation
• Hemodynamic Monitoring
• Physiologic Roles of Fluid and Electrolytes
• Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation
• Glucose Control
• Post-Operative Management of Renal transplant Patient
• Transplant Pharmacology
• Chronic Allograft Nephropathy
• Complication of Renal Transplant and
• Transplant Infectious Diseases.
After the one-week classroom instruction, a three month clinical rotation to different Intensive Care units was scheduled. A graduated program allowed the nurse to complete identified ICU competencies. Eleven seasoned transplant nurses completed the program and three months post educational program completion, staff eagerly tested their new learned skills to their renal transplant patients. After six months of operation, the acuity-adaptable care delivery has shown improvement in the length of stay and cost in renal transplantation outcomes.