Pharmacists play an important role in the medication management of lung transplant patients. In this case, we explore how the pharmacist contributed to patient care in the multidisciplinary team and problem solved medication issues in relation to commencing new chemotherapy whilst managing existing transplant medications.
Patients undergoing heart and lung transplantation are a unique and heterogenous group. Nutrition status prior to transplant is associated with mortality and morbidity following transplantation. The dietitians at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney provide comprehensive nutrition care both prior to and following transplantation to optimise the nutrition status of these patients. A dietitian-led clinic within the transplant workup clinic has been implemented, with a soon to commence research project embedded, that will evaluate the impact of pre-operative dietetic interventions on patient outcomes post‑transplant. It is hoped that this research will guide service development and contribute to the limited existing literature highlighting the important role of dietetics within heart and lung transplantation.