Suzanne McGuire, BSN, RN
Living Donor Exchange Transplant Nurse Coordinator at the UCLA Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs
Suzanne McGuire graduated with her BSN from USC and was hired into the Transplant ICU New Grad program at UCLA, where she worked 1:1 bedside care of Liver, Kidney-Panc and Small Bowel Transplant patients prior to transitioning into her role as a Kidney Transplant Coordinator in 2001. She managed the kidney/KP/panc waitlist for several years prior to taking on the newly-created role of Living Donor Coordinator in 2004. Suzanne is the supervisor of the growing living donor team, which now includes five coordinators, a Social Worker/ILDA, and three assistants. Her primary interests and ongoing challenges include growth of the UCLA KPD program and increasing options for the highly sensitized, who are most difficult to match. Transplant is a big job for anyone to take on, and we are all reminded every day of the hardships our patients and their families face, and the privilege we have in helping them through their journey to better health. Suzanne’s family includes her always-supportive husband, their three grown children, and her five-year-old grandson, whose antics remind her that life is full of joy and wonder and excitement, if you just have your Star Wars light sabre handy.
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) hours are co-provided by Terri Goodman & Associates. Terri Goodman & Associates is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. CNE is valid nationwide and accepted by nursing professional organizations in many foreign countries. Nurses may earn one contact hour of CNE by completing the Live webinar only.
The ILDAN™ program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886638759-4624) and the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Social workers may earn one contact hour of continuing eduction by completing either the Live or OnDemand webinar. Social workers can earn one contact hour of continuing education credit from the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners by completing either the Live or OnDemand webinar.
The ILDAN™ program is approved by Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Professional counselors may earn one contact hour of continuing eduction by completing either the Live or OnDemand webinar.
CERTIFICATE OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
For attendees that are not included in one of the above categories, The Living Bank issues a Certificate of Successful Completion to those who complete the Live or OnDemand webinar.