End-of-Life Conversations: A Collaborative Approach to Donation


Presented on October 8, 2019

Continuing education credits available until:
October 8, 2020


End-of-life care involves a number of healthcare professionals from the hospital as well as the partnering Organ Procurement Organization (OPO). The ongoing collaboration between these key stakeholders is vital to the success of donation, however, the ongoing reluctancy that hospitals have with an OPO’s “early” involvement in potential donation cases can create challenges that hinder timely patient referrals, family conversations, and positive donor outcomes. This webinar will demonstrate the powerful collaboration between hospitals and OPOs by providing strategies for effective communication through huddles, planned approaches, after action reviews, and more.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Develop a rapport with hospital partners to ensure timely, meaningful, ongoing communication.
  • Prepare a plan with the healthcare team in real-time to accommodate the needs of all parties involved, including the donor family.
  • Establish R.A.T.E (Respect – Acknowledge -Trust - Empowerment)
  • Recognize the significance of having planned approaches with potential donor families.
  • Arrange effective After-Action Reviews (AARs) with the relevant staff to allow for open and honest feedback that will ultimately help to improve future outcomes.


  • Salvador Guerrero, MD
  • Shelly Berger
  • Amanda Habermehl (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. 


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OnDemand Recording - Available Until 10/08/2020: End-of-Life Conversations: A Collaborative Approach to Donation

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  • Tuesday Oct 08 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM