Deceased Donor Organ Allocation

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.50
    • CPE: 0.50
    • Other: 0.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Feb 6, 2017
  • Expires: Feb 5, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    30 Minutes
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Faculty

Jonathan Berger Jonathan Berger, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery, Abdominal Transplant
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Over 120,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for an organ transplant.  Unfortunately, many may never get the call saying that a suitable donor organ — and a second chance at life — has been found. It's estimated that every day in the U.S. 21 patients die because of the lack of donor organs. This presentation aims to provide some information about common organ donation myths and concerns. It also aims to provide a basic understanding of how deceased donor kidneys and livers are allocated to candidates in a way that balances need, fairness and waiting time.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Health Administrators, Medical Assistants/Technicians, Cardiovascular Technicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Researchers

Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to

  1. Discuss a basic understanding of how deceased donor kidneys and livers are allocated to candidates in a way that balances need, fairness and waiting time
  2. Explain the differences in organ allocation for kidney and liver transplants
  3. Review how our national system balances local, regional and national interests in the allocation of deceased donor organs 

Accreditation

CME
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Systems-based practice

CPE
ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-0000-17-017-H01-P and will award 0.50 contact hours (0.050 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Other
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 0.50 hours of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, authors, planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Acknowledgement

In collaboration with UK Transplant Center.