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Organ and Tissue Donation and Recovery

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI
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CE: 1 hours
Rated 4.6 out of 5.0 based on 16993 reviews

Course Summary

Organ transplantation rates have increased in the past several decades and yet nursing education with respect to the process of organ donation and post-transplant care has been inconsistent. Certain state jurisdictions, such as New Jersey, are now requiring nurses to receive continuing education on organ donation and transplantation to renew their license to practice. The goal of mandatory education is to increase nursing knowledge and participation in organ donation and transplantation programs, and to advance the role of nurses in this continuously growing area of health care.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.      Introduction
II.      Epidemiology and Statistics
III.      Basics of Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation
1.   Organ Donation and Transportation
2.   Tissue Donation and Transplantation
IV.       Process of Organ and Tissue Transplantation
1.   New Jersey Sharing Network
2.   Gift of Life Donor Program
3.   Referral for Organ Donation
4.   Evaluation
5.   Family Discussion
6.   Recovery and Allocation
7.   Donation and Transplantation Complications and Risks
V.      Case Report: Donor Kidney Transplant
VI.      Summary

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