Nursing care of patients undergoing live donor liver transplantation: A review
Angelika S Masih and Tarika Sharma
Liver transplantation is undoubtedly one of the most successful innovations in the medical field over the last 50 years. Transplantation, as a specialty requires full time professionals working with multi-disciplinary team with great emphasis on the importance of team work. Preparation of the patient is essential in the peri operative period, and the role of the nursing team is determinant for treatment success. Nurses are responsible for the planning and implementation of care delivered to patients and families during the liver transplantation process. Apart from giving direct care, Nurses perform learning activities for patients and their relatives concerning long-term measures to ensure and thereby promote health.