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  1. Organ transplant surgeries are life-saving procedures that give the recipient a new lease on life. But did you know that nurses play a vital role in the transplant process aside from post-op care? So much so that there is an entire specialty dedicate...
  2. I'm a new grad and landed my first job on a liver/lung transplant unit. Any tips? I will have 10 weeks orientation. The closer I get to my start date, the more nervous I become. lol I did get to shadow for 3 hours, I asked as many questions as I coul...
  3. Surgical Oncology Vs Bone Marrow Transplant

    Hi y'all, I am a new nurse grad. I just took my NCLEX today, boy o boy, I have a headache in a half. I have been offered two jobs contingent on me passing the NCLEX at two different hospitals in Florida where I live. I do not know which one would ...
  4. New hope in transplant medicine?

    The first genetically modified pig heart was transplanted into a person last week! They inactivated a few genes and added a few human genes to the pig's genome. Pigs are able to grow an adult size organ in six months. So far the gentleman is alive...
  5. Melissa Mills

    Nurse Donates Uterus to a Stranger

    Being involved in experimental care isn't new territory for many nurses. However, donating spare body parts seems a bit rarer. For Heather Bankos, a neonatal nurse, donating her uterus came after she gave birth to three children of her own. Not only ...
  6. Compared to AIDS Patients, how immuncompromised are transplant recipients?
  7. Many people in the US have some degree of renal impairment. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 15% or 37% of adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD). It is the 9th leading cause of death in the US. Here are some more sobering stat...
  8. Lung Transplants

    I am wondering what kind of experiences people are getting doing lung transplants. I toured a Lung Transplant Unit once and it was very cool. I heard in another thread here that CRNAS arent doing these cases unless maybe at a large city hospital. I ...
  9. Stool transfer?

    or transplant? I have a LTC patient with chronic c-diff. As soon as the Flagyl tx stoped starts with loose stools again. Already treated with Vanco. Doc also has him on Lactinex and yeast. Doc mentioned poss stool transplant? Any info on this. ...
  10. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine have announced peer-reviewed research that could alleviate the worldwide organ shortage crisis through xenotransplantation. For the first time, a person received 2 kidneys fro...
  11. It’s an exciting time for microbiome research. There are implications for the use of FMT with colitis, IBS, obesity, depression, autism, cancer, and diabetes. This is the first in a series about the gut biome, also known as the microbiome and its imp...
  12. Stool transplant???

    We had a rep from our ID department come to a unit staff meeting to talk about infection control and she told us about a patient on another unit who was treated with antibiotics for C Diff for months unsucessfully. Finally they tried a "stool transpl...
  13. Capstone on a Transplant Unit

    Hello everyone! I have a couple of questions. I was just told that I will be completing my capstone on a liver and kidney transplant unit. Is there anything anyone can suggest for me to brush up on? I am definitely going to review post-transpl...