Jennifer Wright received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and recently received her Master of Science in Nursing from Loyola University in Chicago. She has over 12 years’ experience caring for transplant patients across different organs, and throughout the continuum of care, including pre-transplant, post-transplant and living donor care. She has been with the Lung Transplant Team at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for the last 5 years, caring for pre- and post-transplant patients as a Lung Transplant Nurse Coordinator. Jennifer is a Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator and is also has her certification in Quality and Safety Improvement. She is involved with Sigma Theta Tau International and NATCO- The Organization for Transplant Professionals, and has several peer-reviewed, published articles and presented abstracts in topics in transplant.
While the effect on those who have been infected with the COVID-19 has been varied, some patients have experienced devastating consequences. This predominantly respiratory virus has lead in some to pulmonary fibrosis, which has been so severe that Lung Transplantation has been the only option to allow patients the possibility of recovery. This Webinar will present an overview of COVID-19 and a case study of a patient who required lung transplantation for COVID-19 associated pulmonary fibrosis. The expert panel will discuss patient selection and evaluation, psychosocial implications of transplantation and the intense post-transplant care that the patient requires.