Starzl Network for Excellence in Pediatric Transplantation Quality Initiatives

The Starzl Network for Excellence in Pediatric Transplantation serves to improve long-term outcomes for all children everywhere.

View our educational resources and current network projects for patients, families and health care professionals.

Educational Resources

Care of Your Child's Biliary Drain (PDF), August 2018
A 12-page reference guide on:

  • Why your child may need a biliary drain and what to expect during the procedure.
  • How to change the dressing and take care of your child's biliary drain.
  • When your child can return to his or her normal routine, plus tips on helping your child cope.

Current Network Projects

Optimizing Immunosuppression

Goals: To identify areas of substantial variation in center immunosuppression protocols. To explore whether variation in induction immunosuppression protocols impacts immunosuppression-related transplant outcomes.

Anticoagulation Best Practices

Goal: Ensure allograft health for pediatric liver transplant recipients by avoiding graft injury and loss by preventing, identifying, and mitigating vascular thrombosis.

Adoption of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Quality of Life (PeLTQL) Survey

Goals: Successfully implement PeLTQL survey at all Starzl Network transplant centers. Care providers to use survey data to identify patient concerns and to effectively educate patients.

Understanding Variations in Transition of Care Resources and Practices

Goal: Evaluate patient, parent, and provider perspectives of the transition of care process to determine the key factors critical to the establishment of a successful transition program