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Brett Kesselring

Supervisor Authorization and Training
Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network
Brett Kesselring

Brief Bio

Brett Kesselring is the Supervisor of Authorization and Training who works for Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network in Illinois, to train and support staff engaged in the critical work of securing permission and support for donation.

Brett has over 18 years of experience in all areas of the Organ and Tissue Donation field.

Brett is a Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator, Certified Tissue Banking Specialist, Certified Facilitator in Feedback and Debriefing, has served as the Chair of the AOPO Education and Training Council as well as faculty and presenter for numerous local and national webinars, collaborations and Brain Death Simulations.

Brett holds a bachelor’s in nursing from Benedictine University and is completing a master’s in Nursing from Maryville University.

Current Involvement: Presenter

Alliance Presentations

Comfortable With Uncomfortable

Authorization Strategies: Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 2:00pm

The dynamics of donation discussions have long been identified as key components to increasing conversion. Join us to hear successful techniques from two OPO’s who have cultivated some new processes surrounding family care. Elements of the presentations will include staff development and accountability, phone approaches, and family care excellence in the age of a pandemic. If your OPO is taking a closer look at authorization practices, you won’t want to miss this session as it will provide some practical techniques for adjusting to the changing healthcare landscape and family care roles.

Lifelong Networks

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