Symposium helps educate health care providers caring for chronic kidney disease patients

Symposium helps educate health care providers caring for chronic kidney disease patients

Velma Scantlebury, M.D., associate chief of Transplant Surgery, and Emily Pruitt, RN, MSN, living donor coordinator
Velma Scantlebury, M.D., associate chief of Transplant Surgery, and Emily Pruitt, RN, MSN, living donor coordinator, field questions at the transplant education symposium in October.

The Christiana Care Transplant Team sponsored the 3rd annual transplant educational symposium in October, reaching out to nurses and ancillary staff who provide care for patients with chronic kidney disease. The focus of this year’s symposium was living kidney donation, one of the options available to patients who wish to help facilitate a kidney transplant. Christiana Care speakers at the symposium, held at the Christiana Hilton, included S. John Swanson, M.D., chief of Transplant Surgery; Velma Scantlebury, M.D., associate chief of Transplant Surgery, Stephanie Gilibert, M.D., medical director of Kidney Transplant; Emily Pruitt, MSN, living donor coordinator, independent donor advocate Vanessa Downing, Ph.D.; Gail Eastman, MSN, APN-C, CCTC, pre-transplant coordinator; Emily Joyner, RN; Eileen Edge, LCSW, transplant social worker; and Geri LiBetti BSN, RN, CCTC administrative director, Transplant and VAD Services.

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