JS1440 Southwest Transplant Alliance: Physician Best Practices in Organ and Tissue Donation (012814)

Dallas, TX US
January 28, 2014

This CME presentation is based on national evidence-based Physician Best Practices. It emphasizes the collaborative approach and appropriate medical management as the most effective strategies to increase organ donations. Recent studies also confirm that critical care physicians are highy influential in increasing the number of organs transplanted per donor.

Target Audience

Critical care physicians, Intensivists, Pulmonologists, Trauma Surgeons, Fellows, Residents, Nurses, Physician Assistants, and all other health professionals involved in the medical care of critically ill patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

1. Identify best practices for physicians involved in organ donation, including the recognition of clinical triggers for organ donation, the appropriate time for making potential organ donor referrals, and the need to collaborate with a Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA) representative during brain death and organ donation conversations.

2. Discuss the role that critical care physicians have in increasing the number of organs transplanted per donor.

3. Recognize multidisciplinary medical management strategies of the catastrophic brain injured patient that optimize care and preserve the option of donation for patients and families.

4. Describe the success of transplantation in the medical field today, and specific challenges and best practice interventions to improve transplant outcomes.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/28/2014 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
01/28/2014 - 1:00pm CST
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
St. Paul University Hospital, 7th Floor, #700
Dallas, TX 75390
United States

Juan Arenas, MD, FACS- Course Director

Michael Rubin, MD- Speaker

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance


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