• Sign Up

Use coupon code EXTENDEDHOLIDAY2020 at checkout for 20% off

Liver Transplantation

Take this Activity

  Liver Transplantation

Credits: 1.00   Post-Assessment Questions:  5

Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 21 Jun 2021
Last Reviewed: 21 Jun 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 60 Minutes

Need Help?  If you have a system or content concerns, please contact support@statpearls.com, or call (727) 289-9796.

Activity Description

Cirrhosis and decompensated liver disease were the ninth leading cause of death for males in 2016 in the United States. Liver transplantation (LT) is a lifesaving gift and proven intervention in the management of patients with acute and chronic end-stage liver disease. It restores normal health, lifestyle, and extends lifespan by 15 years. The advent of LT came as a safety net to treat a variety of liver diseases when all other medical interventions have failed. This activity outlines the importance of this procedure in improving the patients' quality of life and decreasing the morbidity and mortality related to acute and chronic end-stage liver disease. It highlights the clinical evaluation for potential liver transplant candidates, the indications, contraindications, and the technique of liver transplantation.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the indication for liver transplantation in patients with acute and chronic end-stage liver disease.
  • Review the preoperative evaluation procedures required for potential liver transplant candidates.
  • Explain the surgical techniques used in both the recipient and donor and the potential postoperative complications.

Author(s) / Contributors Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Each author, editor, faculty and planning committee member have completed a disclosure form indicating that neither they nor their spouse/partner has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of this activity.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT: This activity has received NO commercial support.

Contributors

Hover over the contributor names to see details and disclosures of any financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity.

Authors: Yara Dababneh
Editors: Omar Mousa
Editors-In-Chief: Alsadiq Al-Hillan Savio JohnHela Kchir
Chief Medical Reviewer: Devang Sanghavi
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn

Continuing Education Accreditation Information


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing and a money-back guarantee is provided if not completely satisfied.

  • StatPearls and ETSU reserve the right to cancel any course due to unforeseen circumstances. StatPearls and ETSU will not be responsible for other expenses incurred by the participant in the unlikely event that the program is canceled.

Equal Opportunity

  • StatPearls and ETSU are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Equal Access Institutions. 

Medium or Media Used:

  • Computer Requirements:  Internet Access
  • E-mail Address

Instructions for Credit

  1. Register for the activity and create a StatPearls login.     
  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

StatPearls and ETSU adhere to ACCME Standards regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is the policy of StatPearls and ETSU that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved, and also that authors and editors will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to starting the activity.

The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Media Usage Rights

The contributors and editors of StatPearls have attested that all associated media (images and video) have been legally cleared for use with this activity.  All copyrights are reserved.

    Average Rating: -.-

    5 Star
    4 Star
    3 Star
    2 Star
    1 Star

    Unlimited Physician MD/DO/PA CME

    Stay up to date on the latest medical knowledge with 5926 CME activities. In these online self-assessment activities, read our reference articles and test your knowledge with more than 6449.75 hours of CME.


    6 Month Unlimited Physician MD/DO/PA CME

    $199

    Access to all the Physician MD/DO/PA CME activities in all specialties.
    1 Year Unlimited Physician MD/DO/PA CME

    $299

    Access to all the Physician MD/DO/PA CME activities in all specialties.