The growing number of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) choosing kidney transplantation as a therapy option has increased critical care nurses’ exposure to this patient population. Critical care nurses have a crucial involvement when caring for the patient in the postoperative period or when serious complications develop. A knowledge base of immunosuppressive therapy and the body’s response to it is helpful in assessing and identifying rejection, infection, and technical complications
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Renal Replacement| August 01 1992
Kidney Transplantation: A Therapy Option
Nancy J. Beckman, RN, BSN;
From the Department of Nursing, Kidney Transplant Unit, Medical Center at the University of California, San Francisco.
Reprint requests to Nancy J. Beckman, RN, BSN, Department of Nursing, UCSF, San Francisco, CA 94143.
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Hildegarde M. Schell, RN, BSN;
Pedro-Reuben Calixto, RN, BSN;
AACN Adv Crit Care (1992) 3 (3): 570–584.
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Nancy J. Beckman, Hildegarde M. Schell, Pedro-Reuben Calixto, Margaret M. Sullivan; Kidney Transplantation: A Therapy Option. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 August 1992; 3 (3): 570–584. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1992-3004
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