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Organ and tissue donation awareness for perioperative nurses

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About the CPD short course

This short course is conducted over one day and is equivalent to 7 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. Please note that this program is subject to change.

Who should attend?

Developed in association with the NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service, this short course is designed to provide operating theatre nurses with a greater understanding of the organ donation process.

Date and location

We are currently finalising our calendar of CPD short courses for the first half of 2017. If you would like to be informed when dates are announced, you can register for email notifications

If you would like to tell us which courses you would like to see in your area, please click here to complete a short survey.

 

Fees

RN member $187.50RN non-member $219.50

Key learning outcomes

On completion participants will be better able to:

  • understand the donation pathways and legal considerations
  • understand the organ donation surgical process including the roles and responsibilities of surgical teams involved, equipment and surgery set-up requirements
  • understand the conditions that led to transplantation, patient selection and outcomes
  • understand the complexities of the donation process in the operating theatre and identified strategies to better support staff involved
     

Program outline

8.45am

Registration and welcome

9.00am

Overview of organ and tissue donation in Australia

9.45am

Understanding the organ donation process before and after theatres

10.45am

Morning tea

11.00am

The surgical set-up and equipment required

11.30am

The surgical retrieval process for DBD and DCD pathways

12.15pm

Lunch

1.00pm

Theatre nurses' perspective of death and donation

1.30pm

Tissue donation in the operating theatres

2.00pm

Donor family and transplant recipient’s personal experiences

3.00pm

Afternoon tea

3.15pm

Transplant outcomes

4.30pm

Finish