Special Considerations Unique to Recovering Pediatric Transplant Patients (22nd Annual National Conference)
This activity consists of a recorded presentation from 22nd Annual National Conference held in Minneapolis, MN on September 24-26, 2013.
Transplantation in pediatric patients has become a common occurrence. Each year, more children receive solid organ transplants in the United States, and this number is expected to increase in the future. With this increase, management of recovering pediatric transplant patients has been a focus. Solid organ transplantation, similar to chronic illness, interrupts all aspects of normal development. This presentation will address the psychosocial, educational, and medical consequences of the underlying disease and transplant that needs to be addressed by pediatric care providers.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to
- Discuss the impact of transplantation on the physical and psychosocial development of the pediatric patient
- Review the educational needs and school-related considerations of the pediatric patient post transplantation
Debra Lefkowitz, PsyD
Associate Training Director
Division of Cardiology
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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