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Course # 38551 • Organ and Tissue Donation and Recovery: The New Jersey Requirement

Overview

Each week, dozens of people die waiting for an organ or tissue transplant—lives that could be saved by improving general knowledge of organ donation and recovery among healthcare professionals and the lay public alike. Nurses are in a unique position to advocate for donation and to educate their patients as to the importance of being an organ donor. This course will review the donation process, including patient selection, processing potential donors, and organ/tissue preservation. In addition, the nurse's role as an advocate and educator will be emphasized, with specific strategies to address known barriers to donation. Finally, available resources and organ and tissue donor registries will be outlined.

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Education Category: Infection Control / Internal Medicine

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

Audience

This course is designed for all nurses licensed in New Jersey who may intervene to improve organ and tissue donation rates and facilitate the donation process.

Accreditations/Approvals

In support of improving patient care, NetCE 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. NetCE is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). NetCE complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, NetCE is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

Designations of Credit

NetCE designates this continuing education activity for 1 ANCC contact hour(s). NetCE designates this continuing education activity for 1.2 hours for Alabama nurses. NetCE is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU(s) for this program. AACN Synergy CERP Category A.

Individual State Nursing Approvals

In addition to states that accept ANCC, NetCE is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by: Alabama, Provider #ABNP0353, (valid through November 21, 2017); California, BRN Provider #CEP9784; California, LVN Provider #V10662; California, PT Provider #V10842; District of Columbia, Provider #50-2405; Florida, Provider #50-2405; Georgia, Provider #50-2405; Iowa, Provider #295; Kentucky, Provider #7-0054 through 12/31/2019; South Carolina, Provider #50-2405.

Special Approvals

This course fulfills the New Jersey requirement for 1 hour of education on organ and tissue donation and recovery.

Course Objective

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with information regarding the clinical aspects of organ and tissue donation and recovery, including strategies to overcome barriers to donation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Outline trends in organ donation and transplant needs.
  2. Describe the organ/tissue donation process, including donor selection and preservation of tissues.
  3. Utilize knowledge of the clinical aspects of organ/tissue donation to create comprehensive strategies that target critical barriers to donation and recovery.

Faculty

John M. Leonard, MD, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, completed his post-graduate clinical training at the Yale and Vanderbilt University Medical Centers before joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 1974. He is a clinician-educator and for many years served as director of residency training and student educational programs for the Vanderbilt University Department of Medicine. Over a career span of 40 years, Dr. Leonard conducted an active practice of general internal medicine and an inpatient consulting practice of infectious diseases.

Faculty Disclosure

Contributing faculty, John M. Leonard, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

Division Planner

Jane C. Norman, RN, MSN, CNE, PhD

Division Planner Disclosure

The division planner has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

About the Sponsor

The purpose of NetCE is to provide challenging curricula to assist healthcare professionals to raise their levels of expertise while fulfilling their continuing education requirements, thereby improving the quality of healthcare.

Our contributing faculty members have taken care to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and compatible with the standards generally accepted at the time of publication. The publisher disclaims any liability, loss or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents. Participants are cautioned about the potential risk of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into practice.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of NetCE not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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