Organ Donation: From End-of-Life to a New Beginning

Author(s): Osier Stephanie Lynn

Contact Hours 1.03

CERP B 1.03

Expires Dec 31, 2024

Topics: MultiSystem, Palliative/End-of-life Care

Population: Lifespan

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This session expands on knowledge of organ donors after brain death and circulatory death. Key concepts include evidence-based guidelines, pharmacologic interventions and strategies to maximize organ function. Interventions to engage families are reviewed, along with poignant insights from the mother of a pediatric donor. A panel of representatives from ICU and organ procurement, as well as a donor mom, conclude the session to highlight best practices from all perspectives.


  • Apply multidisciplinary strategies for facilitating organ donation in pediatric and adult patients while supporting their families.
  • Employ evidence-based guidelines for management of the potential organ donor, including pharmacologic agents.
  • Integrate a 360° perspective to enhance the organ donation process at the participant’s institution.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.03 contact hours.

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