Code Donation: Going from Resistance to Assistance in Honoring First Person Authorization

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
2:00-3:00pm EST/ 11:00am - 12:00pm PST          

To honor a patient’s First-Person Authorization (FPA) wishes is to honor life through the gift of donation. Despite the increased support of donation in the United States, there remains a wide knowledge gap with the legal impact of FPA and how it is carried out. Hospitals and OPOs are obligated to support FPA but struggle to do so when faced with resistance. Where do you start? What protocols should be established in order to honor a patient’s wishes? The goal of this webinar is to prepare both the hospitals and OPOs for FPA cases and to share best practices on how to successfully and collaboratively overcome FPA resistance.

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

  • Identify tools and resources to support First Person Authorization cases
  • Define critical times in the referral process to initiate an escalation protocol
  • Summarize the impact of having a proactive escalation plan
  • Explain the collaboration process between the hospital and OPO when there is FPA resistance


  • Hillary Crumlett, RN, BSN
  • Tamara O’Connell, BA
  • Michelle Reef, BA (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:
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.

This webinar is co-sponsored by Iowa Donor Network, Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #326.This webinar recording is approved for 1 contact hour. No partial credits will be awarded. CE credit will be issued upon request within 14 days post watching the webinar recording.  

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Webinar - Code Donation: Going from Resistance to Assistance in Honoring First Person Authorization

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