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From Potholes to Pavement: Driving DCD Performance Through Specialized Hospital Team

Presented on: Thursday, December 10, 2020

UPMC Presbyterian, a high-performing donor hospital and tertiary care academic hospital, implemented a multi-phase restructuring of their DCD process. These enhanced procedures, which included a specialized on-call team of critical care physicians and ICU nurses, successfully decreased critical process deviations, improved outcomes, and increased both frequency and volume of DCD organ donation. The plan also resulted in key improvements in patient safety, hospital regulatory, and staff and donor family satisfaction.

  • Distinguish unique factors that limit successful DCD Donation
  • Define key stakeholders to initiate DCD PI in your hospital
  • Apply process to initiate DCD PI in your hospital
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Kate Spiering
Programmatic Nurse Specialist
UPMC Presbyterian
Amy Weisgerber
Amy Weisgerber
In-House Coordinator
Center for Organ Recovery & Education
Meg Rogers
Meg Rogers
Director, Transplant Center Relations

Transplant Center Professionals, Organ Procurement Organization Professionals, Quality Improvement Professionals and Leadership, OPO and Transplant Center Leadership, Directors, Managers, Clinicians, Front-line staff and Individuals interested in improving relationships between OPO and Transplant programs.


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