September 2015 Vol. 10 No. 9

Author: Clarissa Welbaum, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCTN

Donald Brooks, age 57, comes to the emergency department after fracturing his right hip in a skiing accident. He is admitted to the orthopedic progressive care unit for planned open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery the next day.

During his admission, Luke, a registered nurse, reviews Mr. Brooks’ past . . .

October 2013 Vol. 8 No. 10

Author: Nanette Yragui, PhD; Barbara Silverstein, MSN, RN, PhD, MPH; and Whitney Johnson, MPH

On Oct. 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Liposorber LA-15 System to treat pediatric patients with primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) either before transplant, or after renal transplantation when there is recurrence of FSGS. Read more . . .

April 2013 Vol. 8 No. 4

Author: Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Our editor-in-chief shares her the impact of a tendon transplant on her life and discusses the importance of organ and tissue donation.

November 2012 Vol.7 No. 11

Author: Christina L. Dobson, MSN, RN, FNP-C

The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors has approved policies aimed at creating greater consistency in the medical and psychosocial evaluation and informed consent processes for living kidney donors and increase the level of clinical information reported on post-transplant outcomes for these donors. The policies specify a minimum set of . . .

October 2012 Vol. 7 No. 10

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

According to a study in the American Journal of Transplantation, 31% of kidney transplant patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. Factors increasing the likelihood of readmission include older age, African American race, and various comorbidities. Read more . . .

February 2011 Vol. 6 No. 2

Author: Kelly Walton Tanner, RN, BSN, CCRN

Currently, more than 110,000 Americans are on the waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant. Each year, more than 5,000 people die while still waiting. Between January and October 2010, only 23,960 transplants were performed, and there were 6,640 deceased donors. Clearly, there are not . . .

November/December 2009 Vol. 4 No. 9

Author: Charles Reed, MSN, RN, CNRN

One hospital uses a mural of the tree of life and holds an annual celebration to honor organ donors and the staff who cared for them.