renal transplant/teaching plan
68-year-old male S/P renal transplant 8 days ago. He lives at home with his daughter and three young grandchildren. Transplant is successful so far, with no
complications evident. Physician writes an order to provide education and prepare patient for discharge in 2 days. The medications ordered are Cyclosporine oral
solution 500mg/day and Prednisone 40mg po BID. He is very attentive and eager to learn. He has many questions. He asks “what do I need to know about these medications?
How do I take them? Can I still take my health supplements? “.
How would you respond to him? What would you include in his educational plan?