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The Alliance Advancement Series
NRP-DCD Heart Transplantation: An Innovative Approach to Expanding Donor Access

Presented on: Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Some transplant centers are working from the ground up and are unsure of how to best implement a successful DCD-NRP program. Bearing this in mind, we will be joined by Dr. Brian Lima from the Medical City Heart Hospital in Dallas who will review the fundamentals of Donation after Brain Death (DBD) vs. Donation After Circulatory Determination of Death (DCDD). He will provide a comprehensive overview of the surgical and logistical basics of the NRP-DCD approach and will highlight the potential benefits from the transplant perspective. Ultimately, during this discussion, we will explore effective strategies for the implementation process, while evaluating the successes, challenges, and potential opportunities for improvement as it relates to DCD-NRP for donor heart transplantation.

  • Identify the core differences between DBD and DCD donor heart transplantation.
  • Explain the fundamentals of the DCD-NRP surgical approach.
  • Describe the steps involved in implementing the DCD-NRP approach at a transplant center or organization.
  • List the potential benefits of establishing a DCD-NRP program, including shorter wait list time and increased donor heart access.
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Brian Lima
Medical City Heart Hospital, Dallas TX

Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education credits are no longer available for this learning opportunity.

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