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Trauma Multidisciplinary Case Review: Partners in Donation

04-18-2023

By Thomas Wood and Elissa Berman, Lifebanc; and Cherie See, donor family , Akron Children's, Akron, OH


Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Detail current state of donation. 2. Distinguish between the two avenues of donation. 3. Explain new CMS referral criteria. 4. Discuss Lifebanc Family Bereavement Services – including Akron Children’s donor family testimonial.

Target Audience:

Emergency medicine, surgery, and trauma providers

Identified Gap:

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma requires a structured effort by trauma programs to demonstrate a continuous process for improving care for injured patients and states that an evidence-based rather than an empiric approach presents more meaningful criteria against which trauma care can be measured. A standardized approach to recurring care issues minimizes unnecessary variation, allow better outcome assessment, and makes changes in care easier to implement and more uniform. They further recommend that all members of the trauma team are knowledgeable about current practices in trauma care, that multidisciplinary education should be ongoing in all trauma centers, and that performance improvement programs should be an important part of educational activities.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:

04-18-2024

Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.

Disclosure:

The speakers have returned their disclosure forms indicating there are no relevant financial or other relationships with any commercial interests. The planning committee/CME committee members have indicated that they have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Bibliography:

Lifebanc. (n.d.) Retrieved April 11, 2023, from https://www.lifebanc.org

OPTN: Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network - OPTN. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. (n.d.) Retrieved April 11, 2023, from http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov\

United Network for Organ Sharing: US Organ Transplantation. UNOS (2023, April 6). Retrieved from April 11, 2023, from https://unos.org

Organ donation statistics. (n.d.). Retrieved April 11. 2023, from https://www.organdonor.gov/learn/organ-donation-statistics

The Federal Register. Federal Register :: Request Access. (n.d.). Retrieved April 11, 2023, from https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-42/chapter-IV/subchapter-G/part-486/subpart-G

Akron Children's DCDD Policy
Organ and Tissue Donation (effective 09/28/2017)

Akron Children's Brain Death Policy
Brain Death Assessment (effective 02/28/2019)

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