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As a required member of the interdisciplinary team caring for lung transplant recipients, the registered dietitian contributes significantly toward patient success through providing appropriate medical nutrition therapy. In this specific target population, a variety of gastrointestinal complications can occur which may impact overall morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this article is to identify the RD's role in the early identification and management of common gastrointestinal complications that occur in lung transplant recipients.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.2.1, 10.1.2
- Identify sources of gastrointestinal complications that may occur in lung transplant recipients.
- Identify nutrition related symptoms associated with gastrointestinal dysmotility in lung transplant recipients.
- Discuss the registered dietitian's role in the management of gastrointestinal complications that may occur after lung transplantation.