Intestinal transplantation in children: a new challenge for nursing.


Small bowel transplantation is a recent innovation and thus a relatively new area of nursing practice. There is a lack of literature on the nursing care of children whose only hope of long-term survival is small bowel transplantation. The aim of this article is to raise awareness about intestinal transplantation in children using a case study to highlight the main nursing implications including: multidisciplinary team working, monitoring fluid balance, caring for immunosuppressed patients, monitoring for acute rejection and discharge preparation of the child and family.

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@article{Abell2007IntestinalTI, title={Intestinal transplantation in children: a new challenge for nursing.}, author={Laura Abell and Beverley Press and Deborah Hartt and Girish Gupte}, journal={Paediatric nursing}, year={2007}, volume={19 2}, pages={20-2} }