Confronting Stigma: The Impact of Substance Use on Organ Transplantation

 

When:
Presented on May 28, 2019

Continuing education credits available until:
May 28, 2020

Purpose/Goal:

The impact of substance use on transplant evaluation and outcomes is complex with many medical, psychiatric, and ethical considerations. The severity of a patient’s medical illness may be readily characterized but when a history of a substance use disorder enters the picture (tobacco, opioids, marijuana, alcohol, etc.), determining a candidate’s suitability for transplantation becomes more challenging. During this webinar, we will discuss the intricacies of substance use disorders and how they intersect with the process of organ transplantation before and after the procedure. Our speakers include an addiction medicine specialist who will present best addiction treatment practices emphasizing their relevance to transplant recipients.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Describe how substance use disorders impact organ transplant evaluations.
  • Identify the medical and ethical concerns associated with transplant recipients with a history of substance use disorders.
  • Outline the best practices for addiction treatment relevant to organ transplantation.

Moderator/Speakers:

  • Gerald Scott Winder, MD, MSc
  • Dr. Carl Christensen
  • Erica Mitchell (Moderator)

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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.

Continuing Education:
CEPTC - The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 1.0 Category I CEPTC credit from the American Board for Transplant Certification. Certified clinical transplant and procurement coordinators and certified clinical transplant nurses seeking CEPTC credit must complete the evaluation form within 30 days of viewing the recording.

Nursing - The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for this offering, approved by The California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17117. 

 

Pricing and FAQs

 

OnDemand Recording - Available Until 5/28/2020: Confronting Stigma: The Impact of Substance Use on Organ Transplantation

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  • Tuesday May 28 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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