The Connection Issue 71 - Heart Transplantation and Beyond

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Enduring Education Activity

Start Date: June 6, 2022 - End Date June 6, 2024
1.0 Contact Hours ANCC
Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price $10.00

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize characteristics of patients with heart failure who should be considered for advanced heart failure therapies such as cardiac transplant. 
  • Identify the general lab and diagnostic testing and absolute contraindications for heart transplantation. 
  • Describe the maintenance of patients who are currently on the cardiac transplant list. 
  • Explain the purpose of immunosuppression and the monitoring required for patients post-transplant.


Planning Committee
Kathaleen King-Dailey, DNP, FNP-BC, CCRN, CHFN

Kathaleen King-Dailey, DNP, FNP-BC, CCRN, CHFN
Lauren Morrison, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Sonya Bressler, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CCRN
Suzanne Frazier, MS, RN, CRNP, CHFN, NP-C


Content Integrity Expectations

  • This educational activity must adhere to the following requirements:-Educational materials that are part of accredited education (such as slides, abstracts, handouts, evaluation mechanisms, or disclosure information) must not contain any marketing produced by or for an ineligible company, including corporate or product logos, trade names, or product group messages.
  • All recommendations for patient care in accredited continuing education must be based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning, while giving a fair and balanced view of diagnostic and therapeutic options.
  • All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in accredited education in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Evolving topics are presented without advocating for, or promoting, practices that are not, or not yet, adequately based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning. Sessions that cover these topics must be clearly identified in the program or agenda.
  • Accredited education cannot include unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy or education that promotes recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients. 
  • Faculty (speakers or authors) must not actively promote or sell products or services that serve their professional or financial interests during accredited education. -Only relevant relationships are disclosed to learners prior to the activity.

Accreditation Statement

This activity is provided by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN). The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure/Conflicts of Interest
The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relevant relationships to disclose unless listed below. Any resulting conflicts of interest have been resolved according to ANCC guidance.

Disclosure of Commercial Support
AAHFN did not receive commercial support from any organizations for this activity.   

The requirement for successful completion:
Read the issue in its entirety and the accreditation information below; the articles that have the education logo next to it are part of the enduring educational activity The Connection Issue 71:Heart Transplantation and Beyond. Access the post-test, successfully pass it with a minimal score of 70% and submit an evaluation and receive a certificate of completion. Participants who successfully complete this activity in its entirety will be awarded 1.00 contact hours.