Knowing when to refer a death from L&D can be confusing to hospital staff, which could result in a missed opportunity for heart valve donation. New England Donor Services, through the collaborative efforts of its Tissue Operations and Hospital Development staff, developed and implemented a Labor and Delivery Hospital Screening Tool. The development, design, and use of this tool, and its impact on donor potential and staff referral efficiency are outlined and explained.
- The learner will be able to explain the basic outline of the NEDS L&D Screening Tool.
- The learner will be able to summarize reasons for creating and utilizing a screening tool.
- The learner will be able to list the benefits of using an L&D screening tool.
- The learner will be able to conclude whether or not a similar tool would be applicable in their own OPO or Tissue Recovery Organization.
The L & D Referral Process: A Collaborative Approach to Determining Eligibility
Speaker: Kim Ross, BS, CTBS and Joshua Brennan
Day: July 11, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Kim has been with New England Donor Services for 19 years and currently serves as the primary liaison between NEDS and 13 assigned hospitals in the role of Hospital Relations Coordinator. During her time at NEDS, Kim has completed medical screenings with hospital staff, talked with families about donation, worked as part of the organ recovery team, and managed the NEDS Operation Center. Kim is certified by the American Association of Tissue Banks as a Tissue Bank Specialist.
Josh Brennan, CTBS, spent 6 years as an EMS professional and was an educator for the Red Cross. Josh has been with New England Donor Services for over 10 years in various roles in Tissue Donation Services. He is currently the Manager of Tissue Operations. He has published three abstract articles with AATB and was part of the creative development team for the Hopes Heroes - Donor Family Program. He has been invited to speak at multiple workshops/conferences on various topics including Electronic Tissue Authorization, Call Center Scheduling, Algorithmic Tissue Screening, and Electronic Tissue Allocation.