Resident Curriculum Unit 4: Liver Transplantation

Unit Objectives

I. Outline the basic principles of liver transplantation, donor and recipient selection and donor allocation.
II. Describe the types of immunosuppressive therapy utilized in liver transplantation.
III. List the different disease processes which may require liver transplantation; understand the management of complications of liver disease including end stage liver disease and the care of patients with fulminant hepatic failure.
IV. Describe the workup needed to diagnose liver transplant rejection.
V. Describe the operative steps necessary involved in performing liver allograft recovery from deceased donors and deceased donor liver transplant.
VI. Diagnose and implement treatment approaches for both short and long term medical and surgical complications following liver transplantation