Transplant Nursing Career
Transplant Nurse: Transplant nurses are registered nurses who provide preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care to patients receiving organs by means of transplant surgery. Transplant nurses are also responsible for providing healthcare to living donor patients.
The main duties of a Transplant Nurse include:
- Assisting living donor patients in their recovery from surgery.
- Providing healthcare to the patient receiving the organ during the transplantation process.
- Monitoring organ receivers closely after the procedure in the event of organ rejection.
- Educating the families of patients on organ donations.
- Monitoring the vital signs of patients after the transplant process.
Where they work: Transplant nurses work in hospitals and clinics with transplant centers.
Qualifications: The American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) offers the following certifications to qualified Transplant Nurses who have proven their expertise through work experience and education:
- Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC).
- Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC).
- Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN).
Certification for your skills as a Transplant Nurse will bring you many benefits including greater monetary rewards and enhanced Career Opportunities.
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