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Caring for Patients with End-stage Liver Failure

Kelso, Lynn A. RN, APRN, BC, MSN, FCCM

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000325976.85753.dd

Caring for patients with end-stage liver disease can be very challenging for NPs. Patients can deteriorate very rapidly and require close, vigilant monitoring. The goal is to help patients return to their previous states of health so that they can either return home or survive until transplantation.

Lynn A. Kelso is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, Ky.

AUTHOR DISCLOSURE The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationship or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.