ARORA: Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death (DCD) Symposium

Date & Location
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM   Camp Aldersgate Commons Main Room 2000 Aldersgate Rd, Little Rock, AR

Hospitalist, Nursing, Social Work


This symposium is designed for physicians, registered nurses, social workers, respiratory therapists, and other allied health care professionals who care for potential DCD patients.  This one day meeting encompasses topics directly related to ventilated patients whom end-of-life care is being considered and organ donation is an option.  Participants will be able to describe how DCD is an additional element in end-of-life decisions, ethical implications, and apply learned skills to clinical practice to optimize the potential of organ donation.  

  1. Identify the increasing number of DCD patients and affirm the ethical propriety of recovering organs from such donors.
  2. Recognize the option of donation as a critical component in quality end-of-life care.
  3. Describe Best Practices for preserving the option of donation and care of potential DCD patients.
  4. Explain the difference between caring for a brain dead patient and a DCD patient.
  5. Explore changes in health care access, treatment models, and end-of-life decisions.


Registration is free. However, for tracking purposes we would still like each attendee to register. 


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The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Continuing Education is accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.