Brain Death Declaration: A Nursing Perspective


Presented on September 6, 2018

Continuing education credits available until::
Thursday, September 5, 2019


Hedi Aguiar RN, MSN, CCRN-K - Moderator
Senior Director of Programs
The Organ Donation & Transplantation Alliance
Coral Gables, FL
Margaret Strang, RN, CPTC, CCTC, TPM - Speaker
Critical Care ICU, Santa Barbara
Lung Transplant Coordinator

CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Santa Barbara, CA



Nurses play a significant role in the care of the patient who is undergoing brain death testing and with the patient’s family who needs to make a rapid transition from cure to end-of-life. Having a clear understanding of brain death can help nurses facilitate standardized and accurate determination, ensure continued collaborative care for the patient for whom brain death testing is being considered, as well as provide support for family members who are in crisis and unclear about the prognosis and end of life care.

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 at least two tests performed during the brain death exam
  • Name those conditions that mimic brain death
  • State the nurse’s role in the management of the patient during brain death determination
  • Identify strategies that will aid the family in understanding a brain death diagnosis


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