Upon discharge from the hospital, the Transplant Team communicates with the patient/family and the referring physician regarding all aspects of the patient’s medical care. The patient/family are taught and must demonstrate understanding of post-transplant medical care requirements prior to departing the hospital. They are given general education materials about what to expect post-transplant, as well as patient-specific materials such as the patient’s medication timetable, and his/her post-transplant clinic schedule.
Post-Discharge Follow-Up Care
Patients are required to stay near the hospital for two to three months post-transplant. They are seen in the post-transplant clinic on the following schedule:
Patients are seen by the multidisciplinary team during each visit and are given the opportunity to discuss any problems and receive appropriate laboratory testing.
Post-transplant patients may also be seen at unscheduled times secondary to problems arising following transplant. These patients are seen on a case-by-case basis, and laboratory tests and diagnostic testing are ordered as needed.