About the course

Liver transplantation is used to treat life-threatening end stage liver disease where no other form of treatment is available. The transplantation procedure involves total removal of the diseased liver and its replacement with a healthy liver in the same anatomic location.

The nurse who is responsible for the care of liver transplant patients require special preparation to meet the patient's needs during the critical phases of the liver transplant process.

This course aims at enhancing the knowledge of nurses regarding liver transplantation, indications and contraindications of liver transplantation, types of donors and also the pre-operative and post-operative care of liver transplantation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define liver transplantation.
  • Identify the history of liver transplantation.
  • Outline the indications and contraindications of liver transplantation.
  • Identify types of donors and types of liver transplantation.
  • Determine high risk donors.
  • Identify the steps for transplantation.
  • List the members of the transplant team.
  • Apply routine preoperative care in liver transplantation.
  • Assess preoperative care for the liver transplantation patient with FAP.
  • Develop pediatric preoperative preparation for liver transplantation.
  • Inspect immediate and routine postoperative care of liver transplant patients.
  • Determine postoperative complications.
  • Understand post-operative discharge teaching.

CPD Points

2 Points


2 Hours (Self-Paced)

Course curriculum

Student Reviews

What our students say...

  • Liver Transplants - Pre and Post Operative Nursing Care

    By Nidhiya Mathew

    New topic selection, relevant for the today's medical field. Also informative.

    New topic selection, relevant for the today's medical field. Also informative.

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