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Xenotransplantation: Critical Care Nurses Experience and Future Involvement

Author(s): Harish Datta, Izabella Ifraimova

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: MultiSystem, Research

Population: Adult

Role: Researcher, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

With recent advances in genetic modification, xenotransplantation has become a promising option to address the organ shortage crisis. After the establishment of a Manufactured Organ Research Facility at NYU Langone Health, two clinical trials were conducted in which brain-dead decedents received transplanted porcine organs. The purpose of this session is to describe the development in the field of xenotransplantation, the implications for nursing research and critical care nursing practice. Pharmacology content = 10%.


  • Review the history of xenotransplantation through current state.
  • Describe nursing involvement in xenotransplant research.
  • Discuss the critical care nursing aspects of xenotransplant research through a case study approach.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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