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UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 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.
Learn about how to deal with a fever, when to use acetaminophen or aspirin, and about post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD).
Learn the supplies you will need and how to draw up medications from a vial.
Read about the supplies you will need and how to flush a catheter.
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.
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.
Learn the most effective method of hand-washing for intestine transplant patients and caregivers to prevent infection.
Intestinal transplantation is now subject to a national coverage policy, making it available to more patients.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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