Donation Champion Learning Sessions
This is a one day, highly interactive program that focuses on the role of critical care staff in utilizing and sharing best-demonstrated practices for referring potential organ donors to the organ procurement organization, providing support for families of potential organ donors, and maximizing clinical donor management. Please note, not all sessions are held in Philadelphia. Please make note of the location of the training which is listed next to the date (all programs are NOT held in Philadelphia). As registration opens, a link to the registration site will be placed next to each individual session date.
Attendees will be given focused information to allow them to become Donation Champions, someone who role-models and shares key information to assist colleagues in carrying out best demonstrated practices in real time. These programs are open to staff who work at hospitals in Gift of Life's region. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL SESSIONS.
- Discuss strategies to increase the number of available transplantable organs and meet the needs of patients waiting for organ transplants.
- Describe transplant recipients' and donor family members' perspectives on organ donation (hear the stories and experiences of a donor family and transplant recipient).
- Discuss best demonstrated practices related to timeliness of potential organ donor referrals, family support, and approaching families about organ donation opportunities.
- Describe the clinical testing used to determine brain death and how it is communicated to families.
- Compare and contrast the process for donation after brain death (DBD) with donation after circulatory (cardiac) death (DCD).
- Discuss donor management strategies that impact the number and quality of organs available for transplant.
Who Should Attend? ICU and ER Nurses, Nurse Leaders, Respiratory Therapists, Palliative Care, Social Work, Pastoral Care and Anyone Who May Care for a Potential Organ Donor at a hospital in Gift of Life's region.
2018 Donation Champion Schedule
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at GLDP, Philadelphia, PA - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Friday, February 2, 2018 at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at GLDP, Philadelphia, PA (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Best Western Premier, Harrisburg, PA (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Holiday Inn, Wilkes-Barre, PA (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at GLDP, Philadelphia, PA (Registration Opens February 13, 2018)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 at GLDP, Philadelphia, PA (Registration Opens March 13, 2018)
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at GLDP, Philadelphia, PA (Registration Opens April 10, 2018)
Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Bally's, Atlantic City, NJ (Registration Opens May 8, 2018)
Thursday, September 13, 2018 at ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem, PA (Registration Opens May 8, 2018)
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA (Registration Opens June 5, 2018)
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Best Western, Lewisburg, PA (Registration Opens June 19, 2018)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at GLDP, Philadelphia, PA (Registration Opens June 28, 2018)
For questions regarding the Donation Champion Learning Sessions, contact Gift of Life's Hospital Services department professional education coordinator.
Andrea Reynolds, e-mail
(215) 557-8090, ext. 1229
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