Frailty Assessment :

A Crucial Component of the Kidney Transplant Candidate Evaluation 

When:
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
3:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern Time/ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Pacific Time     
      

Moderator/Speakers: 

Becca Brown - Moderator
Nurse Manager
UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg 
Harrisburg, PA 

Mara McAdams DeMarco, PhD - Speaker
Assistant Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Surgery
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

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Purpose/Goal: 
As the number of older patients and younger, chronically ill patients referred for kidney transplantation continues to rise, transplant centers are faced with the challenge of determining which of these patients are appropriate candidates for transplantation. Medical evaluations help guide clinicians in their decision-making, but can sometimes fall short in determining risk of poor outcomes. The use of a frailty assessment in the pre-transplant setting can help identify candidates at risk for increased graft loss and mortality.  

Target Audience:  
Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues. 

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Define frailty.
  • Describe how to incorporate frailty testing in the pre transplant evaluation.
  • Identify measures that can be used to improve survival of frail patients.

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Webinar - Frailty Assessment: A Crucial Component of the Kidney Transplant Candidate Evaluation

  • Tuesday Mar 27 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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