Pediatrics

Update on Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation

Update on Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation

Overview

The is Course shall consist of a series of lectures that review recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of serious and often life-threatening digestive disorders in infants and children. It is intended primarily for advanced practitioners new to the field. Topics to be discussed include the following:  
1. Basic concepts of gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreatic physiology with emphasis on development.
2. Clinical presentation and diagnosis of acute in comparison with chronic liver diseases in children.
3. Commonly encountered chronic liver diseases in pediatric practice, their management including transplant decision-making, and outcomes.
4. Clinical presentation and causes of acute pancreatic disease in children, discrimination from other acute digestive disorders, and short-term management.
5. Chronic pancreatic disease with emphasis on symptom control and long-term solutions including transplantation.
6. Basic concepts of the causes and pathophysiology of chronic diarrhea due to intestinal loss (short gut) in infants and children.
7. Management of pediatric short gut syndrome in children, including the role of parenteral nutrition and formula diets, outcomes and indications for intestinal transplantation.

Target Audience:

This conference is intended for pediatric gastroenterologists, neonatologists, intensivists, surgeons, emergency physicians, pediatric hematologists and oncologists, pediatric nurse practitioners and physician assistants, pediatric dietitians, home health providers serving pediatric populations, pediatric case managers and all other physician extender.

Modifications to the Pediatric Heart Allocation Policy

Modifications to the Pediatric Heart Allocation Policy

Pediatric heart candidates continue to face high mortality rates while on the waiting list. Previous modifications to policy decreased the death rates for status 1A and 1B pediatric heart candidates, but their waiting list mortality rates remain unacceptably high. The Board of Directors approved four distinct Pediatric Heart Allocation policy changes to improve survival for patients with end stage organ failure by allocating hearts to the candidates who are truly the most urgently in need of transplant by lessening the impact of waiting time on a candidate’s priority on the waitlist. Additionally, these changes will help increase access to transplant by expanding the criteria for transplanting ABO-incompatible hearts and prioritizing those candidates differently.

Audience
All heart TXC: Director, Program Administrator, Surgeon, Physician, Transplant Coordinator, Social Worker
OPOs: OPTN/UNOS Representative, OPO Medical Director, OPTN/UNOS Alternate

Objectives
The objectives are as follows

  • Define the new pediatric heart Status 1A and Status 1B criteria
  • List the additional three upcoming modifications to pediatric heart allocation policy
  • Use resources to be in compliance with the policy changes

Registration Information
After registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Please make sure your e-mail settings allow for communications from Citrix. Contact your IT department for assistance. Please note the session will be recorded for those unable to attend the live event.

Continuing Education Information
ABTC will award 1CEPTC credit (for participation. In order to receive a certificate, you must view the entire webinar and complete an evaluation and assessment.

Questions

  • UNOS Instructional Innovations at education@unos.org, for instructional questions.
  • Regional Administrator, at (804) 782-4800, for policy questions.
  • UNet Help Desk, at (800) 978-4334 or unethelpdesk@unos.org, for technical questions.

Interested in additional instructional offerings?
Please visit http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov or http://transplantpro.org for more information.

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