The Caring Question

The Caring Question

Medical Professional Events
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
9:00am to 3:30pm
MTS Boardroom, 1110 Highlands Plaza Drive East, Suite 100

Approaching Grieving Families for Tissue Donation

A Training Course for Requesting Anatomical Gifts

OBJECTIVE: This program is designed to train hospital staff and allied health care providers on ways to approach families regarding the option of organ/tissue/eye donation and to increase the skill and comfort level of those professionals caring for grieving families.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any caregiver who is identified by their hospital as a designated requester to offer tissue and eye donation to the legal next-of-kin at the time of death. This workshop is for caregivers who need to get their initial designated requestor certification. Designated requestors who need to be recertified should contact their Donor Program Specialist.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: All hospitals are required by law to have a donor program within their institution with trained, certified requesters. Requesters must be recertified every three years. There is no charge for the training however R.S.V.P. is required at least one week prior to the scheduled class.

R.S.V.P.  to Julie at 314-735-8303 and indicate the date you wish to attend. Early registration is recommended as classes fill up quickly. Refreshments and lunch (or dinner when applicable) are provided.

Agenda Includes

  • First Person Consent/UAGA Overview
  • The donor Process
  • Brain Death and the Vital Organ Donor
  • Donor Criteria
  • Update Information
  • “The Caring Question” Video
  • Families First
  • Caring in a time of loss
  • Making The Approach
  • Opening the Conversation
  • When, Where, How
  • Closure
  • Donor Family Issues
  • Legislative Issues
  • Medicare & JCAHO Requirements
  • Hospital Policies/Procedures
  • “Voices of Giving” Video

 

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