Brain Death Declaration: Moving Toward Better Quality and Uniformity


Presented on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Continuing education credits available until:
Thursday, November 7, 2019


Hedi Aguiar, RN, MSN- Moderator
Senior Director of Programs
The Alliance
Coral Gables, FL
J. Javier Provencio, MD, FCCM, FAAN, FNCS - Speaker
Associate Professor in Neurology, Neurosurgery, and the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (Department of Neuroscience)
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Fernando D. Goldenberg, MD - Speaker
Associate Professor of Neurology and Surgery (Neurosurgery), Director of Neuroscience Critical Care, Co-Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Galen Henderson, MD - Speaker
Director of Neurocritical Care
Bringham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA



The goal of this webinar is to prepare physicians to accurately and consistently declare brain death through the uniform application of the American Academy of Neurology Practice Parameters and to educate critical care personnel who assist in or observe the process.

Target Audience:
Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the steps needed to perform the clinical brain death examination and apnea test.
  • Implement strategies to aid the completion of a brain death exam according to the AAN Practice Parameters.
  • Identify the prerequisites and ancillary tests required or recommended to declare brain death.
  • Develop a process to accurately document the declaration of brain death.
  • Assess the significance and impact of inconsistent state laws on the declaration of death.


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OnDemand Recording - Available Until 11/07/2019: Brain Death Declaration: Moving Toward Better Quality and Uniformity

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  • Wednesday Nov 07 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM