A Breath of Fresh Air: Approaches to Doubling Lung Utilization


Presented on April 09, 2019

Continuing education credits available until:
April 09, 2020


Currently only about 20% of deceased donors are lung donors. One of the primary determinants of lung acceptability is the PaO2/FiO2 (PF) ratio. However in a neurologically deceased donor this can be impacted by factors that are potentially reversible during donor management. This webinar will review strategies that can allow recruitment of the lung and thus an improved PF ratio, such as the use of ICU ventilatory techniques utilized in the management of ARDS patients. Together with the innovative use of ex-vivo lung perfusion and donors with hepatitis C we believe that donor lung utilization can be doubled to 40%.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Recognize the inflammatory and pathophysiological changes in the lung function of a neurologically deceased donor.
  • Identify an approach to treat all donors as potential lung donors by utilizing a structured approach to lung recruitment.
  • Develop a familiarity with the use of APRV (airway pressure release ventilation) for lung recruitment.
  • Discuss the impact of EVLP and lung donor research programs on lung transplantation.


  • Samir Latifi, MBBS, FRCPCH, FAAP
  • Dan Lebovitz, MD (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 04/09/2020: A Breath of Fresh Air: Approaches to Doubling Lung Utilization

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  • Tuesday Apr 09 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM