Nutrition Basics for Adult Solid Organ Transplant — An Overview
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3020, 5000, 5360, 5410; Level 3
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.3.1, 8.3.6, 10.2.4, 10.4.2
This continuing education course reviews basic nutrition for adult solid organ transplantation during peri-transplant (pre-, immediate post, and long-term post transplant), how nutrition is affected by organ dysfunction; commonly used immunosuppressive and other medications, and standards of medical nutrition therapy as supported by clinical practice. In this overview for nutrition professionals, emphasis is placed on the most basic issues and treatments common to all adult solid organ transplants.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Identify three causes for increased risk of malnutrition in the peri-transplant period.
- Apply known treatment modalities of medical nutrition therapy in the pre- and post transplant settings.
- State three common immunosuppressive medications used post transplant and describe three nutrition-related side effects.
Patsy Obayashi, MS, RD, CDE, is a specialist in adult kidney, liver, and pancreas transplant nutrition since 1991 and a certified diabetes educator since 2000. She’s written and lectured on pancreas transplantation, transplant diabetes, and food safety for the transplant patient.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR