Advanced Hepatic Failure: Recognition, Rescue, Optimal Care and Transplant Management

Author(s): Richard Arbour

Contact Hours 2.25

CERP A 2.25

Pharmacology Hours 1.00

Expires Oct 15, 2026

Topics: Gastrointestinal, Pharmacology

Population: Adult

Role: APRN, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Session includes causation for advanced hepatic failure and evaluates advanced pharmacological and mechanism-based support for multisystem consequences including cardiopulmonary instability and encephalopathy. Extracorporeal renal/hepatic support bridging to recovery versus transplant is analyzed. High-level case study integrates multisystem support, transplant evaluation, interdisciplinary care, nutrition, physical therapy, psychosocial care, support through all transplant phases and APRN role.


  • Analyze physiological effects of advanced hepatic failure in context with life-threatening extrahepatic organ dysfunction.
  • Correlate advanced hepatic failure management with integrated pharmacological and extracorporeal hepatic support thru transplant evaluation.
  • Plan care including psychosocial, nutritional and rehabilitation needs thru ICU management, transplant referral and evaluation/wait-listing.

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.


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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 2.25 contact hours.

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