Adult cardiothoracic transplant nursing: An ISHLT consensus document on the current adult nursing practice in heart and lung transplantation
Coleman, Bernice × Blumenthal, Nancy Currey, Judy Dobbels, Fabienne Velleca, Angela Grady, Kathleen L Kugler, Christiane Murks, Catherine Ohler, Linda Sumbi, Christine Luu, Minh Dark, John Kobashigawa, Jon White-Williams, Connie #
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation vol:34 issue:2 pages:139-48
The role of nurses in cardiothoracic transplantation has evolved over the last 25 years. Transplant nurses work in a variety of roles in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams to manage complex pre- and post-transplantation issues. There is lack of clarity and consistency regarding required qualifications to practice transplant nursing, delineation of roles and adequate levels of staffing.