Foundational Perspectives

of Organ Donation Textbook

This textbook, based on the interactive course, is designed to broadly examine the comprehensive donation and transplantation process for the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

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Foundational Perspectives of Organ Donation Textbook

Essentials of Organ Donation Education for Healthcare Professionals

Foundational Perspectives of Organ Donation is authored by renowned experts, including intensivists, healthcare professionals, legal practitioners, communications experts and donor families. The goal of this publication is to provide the reader with a comprehensive scope of understanding in the field of donation and transplantation, as well as stimulate insightful conversation and critical thinking.

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Foundational Perspectives of Organ Donation is a collaborative educational initiative with content and advisory from these multidisciplinary experts across the donation, transplantation and healthcare continuum.

Content authors include:

  • Hedi Aguiar, RN, BA, MSN – Fundamental Roots
  • Andrea Covey, MD – Saint Luke’s Physician’s Group
  • Hilary Czarda, MSW – Donate Life America
  • Paul L. DeSandre, DO – Grady Memorial Hospital / Emory University School of Medicine
  • David DeStefano, MBA – We Are Sharing Hope SC
  • Margaret K. Ellis, MD – Oregon Health and Science University
  • Kris Frank, RN, CCRN, CPTC – New England Donor Services
  • Glen A. Franklin, MD – University of Louisville Hospital / Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates
  • Amy Goldberg, MD, FACS – Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Rachel Houck – LifeCenter Northwest
  • Brian Kimbrell, MD, FACS – Sarasota Memorial Hospital
  • Nathan A. Ludwig, MD – University of Louisville
  • Darren Malinoski, MD, FACS – VA Portland Health Care System / Oregon Health & Science University
  • Mudit Mathur, MD, MBA, FAAP, FCCM – Loma Linda University / Kaiser Permanente
  • Kenneth P. Moritsugu, MD, MPH, RADM, USPHS (Ret.) – First Samurai Consulting, LLC
  • Thomas A. Nakagawa, MD, FAAP, FCCM – Wolfson Children’s Hospital / UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville / Carolina Donor Services
  • Christopher R. Newey, DO, MS – Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Rosemary O’Meeghan, MBChB, FCICM – OneLegacy
  • Gweneth O’Shaughnessy, BS – Gift of Life Donor Program
  • Lisa A Paolillo, Esq. – New England Donor Services
  • Marcel Pincince, BA, STB – Donor Network of Arizona
  • Jose Javier Provencio, MD – University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Mitchell B. Sally, MD, FACS – Oregon Health and Science University
  • Jill P. Stinebring, RN, BSN, MBA – New England Donor Services
  • Harry Wilkins III, MD, MHCM, FACS – Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network

Guest Faculty have included:

  • Michael Clay – Southwest Transplant Alliance
  • David DeStefano, MBA – We Are Sharing Hope SC
  • Rondi B. Gelbard, MD – UAB Health
  • Dan Lebovitz, MD – Lifebanc / Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Barbara Madson Madden, MSN, RN – Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • Ahmad Mirza, MD – Augusta University Health
  • Wynne Morrison, MD, MBE – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Patti Niles – Southwest Transplant Alliance
  • Michelle Reef – Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network
  • Harry Wilkins III, MD, MHCM, FACS – Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
  • Schawnte’ Williams-Taylor, RN, MBA/MS, CCRN-K, CPTC – LifeGift
  • Charlie Wright, MD – LifeLink Foundation

The Alliance Foundational Perspectives of Organ Donation includes interactive discussion of the following course content:

Chapter 1: The History and Overview of Donation and Transplantation

  • Section I: The History of Organ Donation and Transplantation
  • Section II: Legal History of Donation
  • Section III: Ethics of Transplantation

Chapter 2: The Need for Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors

Chapter 3: The Donation and Transplantation System

Chapter 4: Patients as Donors

Chapter 5: Death by Neurological Criteria (Brain Death)

Chapter 6: Hospital and OPO Collaboration

Chapter 7: Family Interactions

Chapter 8: The Beneficiaries of Organ Donation and Transplantation

Chapter 9: Facilitating Donation in Special Situations

Chapter 10: Creating a Culture of Donation: Integrating Donation into the Hospital System

Chapter 11: Donor ICU Management

  • Section I: ICU Management of the Organ Donor
  • Section II: Neuroresuscitation of the Neurocritically Ill Patient
  • Section III: Donor Management Goals

Chapter 12: End-of-Life Care in the ICU

  • Section I: The Intensivist Perspective
  • Section II: The Palliative Care Perspective
  • Section III: The Donor Family Perspective

Chapter 13: Organ Donation in Pediatric Patients

Chapter 14: Case Scenarios

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Jose Fugaro

“Few moments in healthcare make such a significant impact as organ donation. Ironically, training in this process is woefully lacking in medical education at all levels. This course places all of that information in one digestible location.”

JOSEPH FUGARO, MD, FCCP – Critical Care Intensivist, Saint Francis Healthcare

Sandy Kirchner

“Traditional training for clinical professionals and residents provides little to no preparation on donor management or how to have tough conversations with family members. This course can benefit providers who are new to managing donor patients and refresh even those who are most comfortable with it.”

SANDY KIRCHNER, MSN, APRN – Nurse Practitioner, Trauma; Bryan Health