Category 2 Winner Mary Lou Hurley

What You Need to Know About Kidney Transplant Patients

There's a need to educate healthcare professionals who work in the Emergency Department (ED) and don't see kidney transplant patients on a regular basis. How do I know? My husband received a transplant in 2017 and has gone to our local community ED on several occasions, where we often found staff less than knowledgeable about kidney transplant and how to care for kidney transplant patients.

I propose a handout on kidney transplants that patients present to ED staff. The handout would include basic information about transplants and medications for transplant patients.