The Alliance Advancement Series
Presented on: Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Brain Death Declaration often presents challenges for healthcare providers as it is a diagnosis that requires the utmost accuracy and urgency, especially when evaluating the possibility of organ procurement for transplantation. The goal of this webinar is to prepare physicians to accurately and consistently declare brain death through the uniform application of the American Academy of Neurology Practice Parameters and to educate critical care personnel who assist in or observe the process. Join us to hear from three leading experts as they highlight unique case studies, techniques, and effective communication strategies.
At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:
- Identify the steps needed to perform the clinical brain death examination and apnea test.
- Implement strategies to aid the completion of a brain death exam according to the AAN Practice Parameters.
- Identify the prerequisites and ancillary tests required or recommended to declare brain death.
- Develop a process to accurately document the declaration of brain death.
- Assess the significance and impact of inconsistent state laws on the declaration of death.
Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses (particularly critical care and emergency room nurses), surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.