ANA and ITNS Co-Publish First Standard for Transplant Nursing

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08/07/09
The American Nurses Association (ANA) and the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) announced the release of Transplant Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, a comprehensive one-volume reference guide that identifies and defines expectations for the role and practice of the transplant nurse.

Transplant nurses care for solid organ candidates, both recipients and living donors. In this specialized practice, nursing care is focused on protecting, promoting, and optimizing the health of transplant recipients and the living donors across the life span. Transplant nursing care also focuses on the protection, promotion, and optimization of the deceased organ donor during the organ donation process, and includes providing care to the families of recipients. Transplant clinical nursing applies evidence-based care to individuals, families, and communities through all phases of the transplant process.

This comprehensive one-volume reference guide identifies and defines expectations for the role and practice of the transplant nurse. Reflecting the rapid advances and expanding scope of this relatively new practice specialty, this book is a foundational volume that articulates the essentials of this specialty, its accountabilities and activities for both specialists and generalists and those who work with them.

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