On Thursday, July 21, Gift of Life will host a one-day, highly interactive learning session focused on the role critical care staff play utilizing and sharing best-demonstrated practices for referring potential organ donors to the organ procurement organization (OPO), providing support for families of potential organ donors and maximizing clinical donor management.

Time:                            8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Date:                            Thursday, July 21, 2016

Location:                       401 N. 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123

Who should attend?

  • ICU, ER, and OR Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Nurse Leaders
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Anyone who may care for a potential organ donor patient

Program highlights:

  • Discuss strategies to increase the number of available transplantable organs and meet the needs of patients waiting for organ transplants.
  • Describe transplant recipients' and donor family members' perspectives on donation.
  • Discuss best-demonstrated practices related to timeliness of potential organ donor referrals, family support, and approaching families about organ donation opportunities.
  • Describe clinical testing used to determine brain death and how it is communicated to families.
  • Compare and contrast the process for donation after brain death with donation after cardiac death.


Advanced registration is required! Please register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/july21champ

Continuing education and contact hours are available for some nursing and respiratory care professionals. If you need additional information, please contact Jennifer Geathers at 215-557-8090 ext. 1212 or JGeathers@donors1.org

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