Unfreezing What’s Hot in Liver Transplantation: A Review of Current Trends

Author(s): Heather Przybyl, DNP, RN, CCRN, Jennifer Grindler, MSN, AG-ACNP, CCRN, CCTN, Dana Lauer, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Mar 01, 2024

Topics: Gastrointestinal

Role: APRN, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

For several decades, liver transplantation has offered a curative and life-prolonging treatment for those experiencing acute liver failure and end stage liver disease including hepatocellular carcinoma. Several trends have identified indicators for selecting transplant recipients. In addition, indications for liver transplant have evolved with advances in treatment for hepatitis C and the growing prevalence of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Trends have also affected donor selection in an effort to address the limited availability of organs. Experience with transplant has improved understanding of perfusion approaches that can support favorable outcomes during and following liver transplantation.


  • Describe the indications for liver transplantation how the volume of transplants for specific indications has changed over time.
  • Analyze trends in the evaluation of candidates for liver transplant, the selection of donor organs and strategies to minimize ischemic ti
  • Discuss various treatment options used as a bridge to liver transplantation.

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