Comprehensive Care of the Transplant Patient

Sunday July 01, 2018 from 15:00 to 16:30

Room: N-112

254.1 Psychological considerations, special population, role of transplant coordinators and social workers and multidisciplinary communications

Joyce A Trompeta, United States

Assistant Professor
University of California San Francisco


Comprehensive Care of the Transplant Patient relies on advance care roles that members of the transplant healthcare team assume in assisting pre-transplant recipients through experience of either living and/or deceased organ transplantation. This session will highlight the roles of the transplant coordinator who orchestrates the comprehensive care, as well as, the social worker or Independent Living Donor Advocate who perform psychosocial evaluations for both transplant recipient and potential living donors. This complex process demands clear and precise multidisciplinary communication involving: immunogenetics lab; primary care provider; social worker; Independent Living Donor Advocate; psychiatrist; nutritionist; specialty practices (cardiology, pulmonology, hematology, etc.); transplant nephrologist; and, transplant surgeon. This 90-minute presentation will outline both the steps of successful navigational processes and identify some of the critical obstacles faced in assuring a seamless transition from pre-transplant evaluation to transplant surgery and beyond.

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