Honoring Every Wish: First Person Donor Authorization and donation after circulatory death (DCD)
Gift of Hope – First Person Donor Authorization – Honoring Every Wish
Illinois and northwest Indiana have achieved record levels for organ donation and organs transplanted nearly every year for the last 10 years. We have identified a significant trend in our region aligned with what is taking place across the country: Opportunities for donation after circulatory death (DCD) have significantly increased. We also have identified that the decisions of registered donors eligible to donate after circulatory death are not consistently honored. Gift of Hope is committed to ensuring every registered donor’s decision is honored, regardless of the manner of death. This program will highlight the importance of collaboration between Gift of Hope and the hospital care team upon every referral to Gift of Hope to support all patient wishes, while supporting family, related to organ/tissue/eye donation.
This course is intended for Nurses and other interested health care providers.
At the end of this session, learners should be able to:
- Describe First-Person Authorization as it pertains to Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD)
- Identifying appropriate/timely referral to Gift of Hope
- Recognize the appropriate dialogue to use when having DCD conversations with families
Janna Divito, Donor Family Advocate
Kathleen Abhalter, VP Hospital & Partner Development
Nicole Wojcik, RN, STIC Staff RN; Advocate Aurora Health
The planner(s) and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Advocate Aurora Health and Gift of Hope. Advocate Aurora Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Advocate Aurora Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AttendanceAttendance Credit
- 1.00 Continuing Nursing Education (CE)Aurora Health Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 1.00 contact hours have been awarded to this activity by the Wisconsin Nursing Association. To receive contact hours, participants must attend the entire activity.