This day-long, interactive workshop is open to current hospital employees who may be involved in organ donation. This includes staff in the following areas: ICU, ER, OR, Respiratory Therapy, Education, Pastoral Care, Social Work, Quality, and Administration.
7 contact hours for FREE!
WORKSHOP LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Discuss the critical shortage of organs available for transplant and the overview of the referral process.
Discuss regulations and standards related to organ and tissue donation and discuss the potential for organ & tissue donation.
Discuss commonly believed myths regarding donation and identify evidence to debunk these myths.
Discuss cultural and religious considerations of families, patients and organ donation.
Establish an understanding of brain death physiology.
Recognize the family grieving process and review the donation discussion.
Describe the challenges of donor management and the organ recovery process.
Describe the transplantation process and benefits of life after transplant
Registration begins at 8am. Class starts at 8:30.
Breakfast & Lunch provided; room temperature can vary so please bring a sweater or light jacket.
*Note: You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your registration. If you do not receive this e-mail please check your junk mail box and add the Eventbrite domain to your list of allowed addresses. We occasionally send updates regarding class info/changes and don't want you to miss anything important!
This program has been approved by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for 3.25 Contact Hours Synergy CERP Category A, 3.75 Contact Hours Synergy CERP Category B and File number 00018586. This program (#042811) has been approved by Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, a Social Work Continuing Education Provider (#CS4238) under established Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners guidelines for (7.0) contact hours, CERP Category A.
When & Where
The Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA) is one of only 58 non-profit 501(c)(3), independent, federally-designated Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) in the United States dedicated to educating and providing organ donation and recovery services to families wishing to donate and to those waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Founded in 1975, TOSA serves 56 counties in South and Central Texas.