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

Specialties
Hospitalist, Nursing, Social Work

Overview

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.  



Objectives
  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

**Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Arora: Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death Symposium.  Registration is closed.




Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Designation Statement

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Arkansas for Medical sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 ANCC contact hours.  Nursing contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of program components based upon documented attendance and completion of evaluation materials.