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Intestinal Transplant Safety & Best Practices

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC understands that successful recovery and care after an intestinal transplant extends well beyond the hospital stay. Below we've compiled information on safety and best practices to help parents and caregivers understand the medical and emotional needs of your child or teen once they go home after an intestine transplant.

Drawing Up Medications from a Vial
Learn the supplies you will need and how to draw up medications from a vial.

Flushing a Catheter
Read about the supplies you will need and how to flush a catheter.

Food Safety
Learn about who is vulnerable to foodborne illnesses, how to control the risk, how to protect yourself at home, how to cook foods thoroughly, how to sanitize food preparation areas, and more.

Avoiding Infection After Intestinal Transplant
Learn about how to deal with a fever, when to use acetaminophen or aspirin, and about post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD).

Travel Tips
Read about considerations for traveling before and after intestinal transplantation, how to manage your medications, how to avoid infection, and about safe food and water.

Washing Your Hands
Learn the most effective method of hand-washing for intestine transplant patients and caregivers to prevent infection.

Last Update
November 19, 2010
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Last Update
November 19, 2010