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Topic: Palliative Care for Chronic Disease

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PAST MEETING: AUG 10, 2015

SHAWN FLOYD

NP, Post Lungtransplant

Shawn FLoyd

TOPIC: Lung Transplantation for

End Stage Lung Diseases i.e.

Sarcoid, C.O.P.D., C F, LAM

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Shawn Floyd spoke at the August 10, 2015 meeting of Breath Matters. Mr. Floyd began with a brief overview of the history of lung transplants which began with Dr. James Hardy performing the first human lung transplant operation in 1963 in Jackson, Mississippi.

The development of the technique and the success rate of the operation over the decades was covered. Mr. Floyd then discussed how candidates are chosen and what is expected for the recipient, such as:

    • Condition of health
    • Kinds of prescription drugs that are used
    • Psychological factors
    • Age and related limitations
    • Physical rehabilitation

Mr Floyd also discussed the factors which might prevent a person from being eligible for transplant, such as:

    • Steroid use over 20 MG a day
    • Psychosocial issues
    • Malnutrition
    • Severe osteoporosis
    • Substance abuse
    • Nicotine abuse
    • Infections
    • Prior chest surgery
    • Mechanical ventilation
    • Health care and the ability to afford the expensive drug regime

The entire presentation was video recorded and is online at the Breathmatters You Tube Channel

View video recording of the meeting online:

SHAWN FLOYD

NP, Post Lungtransplant

SHAWN FLOYD Virginia Lung Transplantation

1:15 to 3:00 PM

TOPIC: Lung Transplantation for

End Stage Lung Diseases i.e.

Sarcoid, C.O.P.D., C F, LAM

ALL BREATHMATTERS MEETINGS ARE FREE AND ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Biosketch for Shawn Floyd DNPc, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, CCTC

Mr. Shawn Floyd started working with patients with lung diseases over 20 years ago. Mr. Floyd was a Respiratory Therapy Assistant at Riverside Regional Medical Center. After graduating with his Diploma in Nursing he has worked in medical, surgical, trauma, burn, and cardiac surgical intensive care units at multiple medical centers around Virginia. Always seeking a challenge Mr. Floyd went back to receive a Bachelor’s in Science from the Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Nursing and a Masters in Nursing from the University of Virginia.

He is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the UVA School of Nursing and completing his studies in November 2015. Currently Mr. Floyd is working is a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Virginia Medical Center with a focus on post lung transplant patients.

Mr. Floyd see’s patients both on the inpatient hospital wards and in outpatient clinics. Mr. Floyd is also a clinical instructor of nursing in the Adult and Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing and affiliated faculty at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Nursing.

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Richmond, VA 23225

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