Organ Donation: A Primer
The purpose of this article is to provide a basic overview of the organ and tissue donation process and stresses the importance of a collaborative effort between the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) Coordinator and the bedside nurse. *This article is not intended to represent a training module for qualifying nurses or any other hospital personnel to become independent requestors in the organ and tissue donation process.

Course Publication Date: August 03, 2020

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Author:Ray Lengel RN, FNP, MS
Course No:OD080320
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Critical Care Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Professional Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Identify the six steps in the organ donation process.

  • Discuss recent changes in regulations enacted by the Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA).

  • Describe 3 important facts that a family must be aware of before they make a decision about donation.

  • Describe the collaborative relationship between the OPO and the nurse.


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