A Tale of Two Centers: Expanding the Donor Pool Through the Use of DCD Hearts

When:
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
3:00pm-4:00pm ET/ 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT         

Purpose/Goal:

With the volume of patients in need of a heart transplant continuing to rise above the number of available brain-dead donors, an expansion of the donor pool is needed. During this webinar, we will hear from two centers working to do just that. We’ll discuss two methodologies being employed for utilization of DCD (Donation after Circulatory Death) donors and the impact it’s having on the ability to offer life-saving transplants to those in need.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Summarize the methodologies enabling the use of hearts from DCD Donors.
  • Identify the benefits of expanding the heart donor pool through use of DCD Donors.
  • Discuss the impact continued advancements in the donor pool expansion may have on the heart waiting list.

Moderator/Speakers:

  • Jacob Schroder, MD
  • Zachary Kon, MD
  • Sarah Duggins, BSN, RN, CCTC (Moderator)

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. 

 

Webinar - A Tale of Two Centers: Expanding the Donor Pool Through the Use of DCD Hearts

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  • Tuesday Feb 23 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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