Liver Transplant Pharmacology: What the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Needs to Know

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The continuing education lecture provides an overview of liver transplantation and the important role of immunosuppressant therapy for transplant patients. Because these patients will be seen for usual care in the primary care setting, it is important that NPs are familiar with the medical issues associated with post-transplant care. The discussion includes information about immunosuppressant regimens, food-drug interactions, and significant complications associated with long-term immunosuppressant therapy.

FORMAT Choose video or audio delivery. Video: Video format requires Google Chrome; each video purchase can be viewed two times within 6 months of purchase. Rewind and fast-forward options available to ensure understanding. Audio: Each audio purchase is accessible for 2 years from the date of purchase.


At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify three complications that can occur after a liver transplant
  2. State the goals of immunosuppressive therapy and compare the various approaches used in the post-transplant setting.
  3. Discuss three considerations for major drug-food interactions with immunosuppressant therapy.
  4. Describe three complications associated with long-term immunosuppressant therapy.


This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) (which includes 1 hour(s) of pharmacology)

TIME TO COMPLETE 57 minutes plus posttest  RELEASED April 2020 ACCREDITED PROVIDER Advanced Practice Education Associates (APEA) is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 100820. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) (which includes 1 hour(s) of pharmacology). Program ID #2020-04-03P, 2020-04-08P.

FACULTY This course is taught by Amanda Chaney, DNP, APRN, FAANP, assistant professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and associate of transplant medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

APEA App Access This course is accessible through the APEA app. Purchases must be made through and will automatically be synced to your app. Content downloaded to your device from the app can be accessed at any time, even without an internet connection.

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